Vesper Hymn (Bortniansky, Dmytro)

Ambox notice.pngThis composition is probably not by Bortniansky; see Misc. Comments (below)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Harp solo (Aptommas)

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Arranger Thomas Aptommas (1829-1913)
Publisher. Info. New York: J. F. Browne, 1854.
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General Information

Work Title Vesper Hymn
Alternative. Title
Composer Bortniansky, Dmytro
First Publication. 1818 or before
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Four-parts chorus

Misc. Comments

  • A hymn tune, commonly attributed to Bortniansky, but not clearly identified as part of Bortniansky's published works. It is best known from John Stevenson's work A Selection of Popular National Airs (1818).
  • According to, "no tune resembling this one has been found in that Russian composer's published works. Stevenson is generally recognized as being the arranger if not also the composer".
  • Grove Music does not list this hymn in Bortniansky's work list.
  • Since the first known version of this work is Stevenson's, and that work was in English, it has been tagged for English.