9 Sacred Pieces, TH 78 (Tchaikovsky, Pyotr)




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Performer Pages Rodrigo Ruelas Villela (conductor)
Publisher Info. Rodrigo Ruelas Villela
Performers Ensemble Encore (chorus)
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Publisher. Info. [Moscow: P. Jurgenson, 1885. ]
Reprint — Kalmus Vocal Series No.6771
New York: Kalmus, No.6771, n.d.(ca.1975-85).
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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Publisher. Info. Durango: Rodrigo Ruelas Villela, 2017
Misc. Notes Is an edition in latin, from the sixth piece.
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Editor Lyudmila Korabelnikova (1930-) and Marina Rakhmanova (1930–)
Language Russian (Church Slavonic)
Publisher. Info. Complete Collected Works, vol.63 (Полное собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzyka, 1990. Plate 14447.

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General Information

Work Title 9 Sacred Pieces
Alternative. Title 9 духовно-музыкальных сочинений ; 9 Church Pieces
Composer Tchaikovsky, Pyotr
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. TH 78
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IPT 103
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 pieces
  1. Cherubim's Song No.1. Quite slowly (F major, 78 bars)
  2. Cherubim's Song No.2. Slowly (D major, 116 bars)
  3. Cherubim's Song No.3. Slowly (C major, 85 bars)
  4. We Hymn Thee. Moderately (C major, 36 bars)
  5. It is Truly Fitting. Moderately (D minor, 48 bars)
  6. Our Father. Quite lively—More slowly (F major, 70 bars)
  7. Blessed Are They Whom Thou Hast Chosen. Quite slowly (E major, 58 bars)
  8. Let My Prayer Ascend. Slowly (D minor, 15 bars)
  9. Now the Heavenly Powers. Slowly (G major, 78 bars)
Text Incipit see below
  1. Херувимская песнь № 1
  2. Херувимская песнь № 2
  3. Херувимская песнь № 3
  4. Тебе поем
  5. Достойно есть
  6. Отче наш
  7. Блаженни, яже избрал
  8. Да исправится
  9. Ныне Силы Небесныя
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 mixed chorus (SATB)
External Links Tchaikovsky Research