4 Choruses, Op.23 (Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay)

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Publisher. Info. New York: P.L. Jung, 1897. Plate P.L.J. 433.
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Work Title 4 Choruses
Alternative. Title 4 3-part choruses for unaccompanied men's voices
Composer Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 choruses
  1. The Peasant Feast [Крестьянская пирушка]
  2. Raven Flies to Raven [Ворон к ворону летит]
  3. Enslaved by the Rose the Nightingale [Пленившись розой соловей]
  4. Pass the Goblets [Дайте бокалы]
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1876
First Publication. 1876 – Büttner
Librettist see below:
  1. Aleksey Koltsov
  2. Aleksandr Pushkin
  3. Koltsov
  4. Koltsov
Language Russian
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation mixed chorus (TTBB)

Misc. Comments

Seaman describes this work in detail , Nikolay Andreevich Rimsky-Korsakov: A Research and Information Guide p.32-33: the first and third choruses were entered in a competition, and the third received an honorable mention. Date of composition and publication are there given as 1876.

Vorony (Raven flies to Raven) was also used as a song text by Nikolay Medtner (Op.52 No.2, 1929.)