9 Sacred Pieces (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)



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PDF scanned by Lyle Neff
Lyle Neff (2008/7/8)

Publisher. Info. [Moscow: P. Jurgenson?: 1885]
Reprint — New York: Kalmus, n.d. (ca.1975-85]. Kalmus Vocal Series No.6771
Misc. Notes Kalmus edition, omitting original title page, plate numbers and censor's approval. Includes table of contents, and "Hymn in Honor of Saints Cyril and Methodius" as supplement.
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Work Title 9 Sacred Pieces
Alternative. Title 9 духовно-музыкальных сочинений ; 9 Church Pieces
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 78
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 pieces:
  1. Cherubim's Song No.1 (Херувимская песнь № 1)
    Quite slowly (F major, 78 bars)
  2. Cherubim's Song No.2 (Херувимская песнь № 2)
    Slowly (D major, 116 bars)
  3. Cherubim's Song No.3 (Херувимская песнь № 3)
    Slowly (C major, 85 bars)
  4. We Hymn Thee (Тебе поем)
    Moderately (C major, 36 bars)
  5. It is Truly Fitting (Достойно есть)
    Moderately (D minor, 48 bars)
  6. Our Father (Отче наш)
    Quite lively—More slowly (F major, 70 bars)
  7. Blessed Are They Whom Thou Hast Chosen (Блаженни, яже избрал)
    Quite slowly (E major, 58 bars)
  8. Let My Prayer Ascend (Да исправится)
    Slowly (D minor, 15 bars)
  9. Now the Heavenly Powers (Ныне Силы Небесныя)
    Slowly (G major, 78 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1884–85
First Performance. 1886-03-01 — Moscow, Conservatory: Russian Choral Sociey Choir, Vasily Orlov (conductor)
First Publication. 1884 by P. Jurgenson, Moscow. Plates 6621 to 6629.
Librettist Russian Orthodox liturgy
Language Russian Church Slavonic
Average DurationAvg. Duration 43 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Chorus (SATB)
External Links Tchaikovsky Research