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Pavel Grigor'yevich Chesnokov
1877 - 1944
Russia
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P.G. Chesnokov
Pavel Chesnokov -Pavel Tsjesnokov- (12/10/1877 - 14/03/1944), a Russian composer. He was born near Moscow, to the family of hereditary Russian precentors who lived near Moscow. Graduating from the Moscow school of church music in 1895, he then apprenticed with the prominent composer Sergei Taneyev who was then director of the Moscow Conservatory. Sergei Taneyev went down in the history of Russian music as an unsurpassed expert in polyphonic arrangements for choirs, an expertise which he generously shared with the young Pavel Chesnokov.
Chesnokov was a great polyphonist. The thing is that the Russian church music, the way it exists now, is essentially polyphonic. Polyphonic arrangements became part of the Russian church music back in the 17th century. Before that, for six centuries since Russia went Christian in the year 988, monophonic music ruled supreme, just like Christianity itself, emulated from Byzantium.
Author:Nadezhda Pronina
Panikhida
Period:Expressionism
Musical form:an orthodox Russian liturgy for the dead
Text/libretto:Russian
Panikhida, opus 12, an orthodox Russian liturgy for the dead, for mixed choir.
Contributor:Henk Klein Haneveld
Requiem 'At peace in the fellowship of the saints
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1910c
Musical form:songs
Text/libretto:hymns and psalms
In memory of:his teacher and Russian composer Stepan Vasilevic Smolensky (1848 - 1909)
Label(s):Arte Nova Records 46507
A Russian requiem of sacred songs, opus 30, dedicated to his teacher the Russian composer Stepan Vasilevic Smolensky (1848 - 1909).
It contains:
01. The Great Litany
02. Alleluia
03. Troparion 'Thou Art Blessed, O Lord'
04. The Small Litany
05. Psalms And Prayers To The Mother Of God
06. Give Peace, O Lord
07. Irmos, Chant 3
08. The Small Litany
09. Give Peace, O Lord
10. Irmos, Chant 6
11. Small Litany
12. Soul Of Thy Servant...
13. Spirits Of The Righteous...
14. The Augmented Litany
15. Eternal Memory
Author:Herman Ram
Panikhida - Requiem no. 2
Period:Expressionism
Composed in:1920c
Musical form:an orthodox Russian liturgy for the dead
Text/libretto:Russian
In memory of:Czar Nicholas II and the Royal Family
Label(s):Cantica / Duophon 03093TCL
Olympia OCD 482
Koch 3-1750-2
This Panihida (opus 39a) contains:
01. Ectene for Peace
02. Eighth tone. Alleluia
03. Praise be to thee
04. The Small Ectene
05. May they rest, O Saviour
06. The 3rd hymn or 'Irm'
07. The Small Ectene
08. May they rest, O Lord
09. The 6th Hymn or 'Irm'
10. The Small Ectene
11. May they rest with the saints
12. The 9th hymn or 'Irm'
13. The Lord's Prayer
14. With the souls of the saints
15. The Fervent Ectene
16. Dismissal
17. Eternal remembrance
Source:booklet of cd Koch 3-1750-2

♫ 01. Ectene for Peace
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♫ 02. Eighth tone. Alleluia
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♫ 03. Praise be to thee
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♫ 04. The Small Ectene
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♫ 05. May they rest, O Saviour
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♫ 06. The 3rd hymn or 'Irm'
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♫ 07. The Small Ectene
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♫ 08. May they rest, O Lord
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♫ 09. The 6th Hymn or 'Irm'
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♫ 10. The Small Ectene
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♫ 11. May they rest with the saints
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♫ 12. The 9th hymn or 'Irm'
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♫ 13. The Lord's Prayer
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♫ 14. With the souls of the saints
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♫ 15. The Fervent Ectene
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♫ 16. Dismissal
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♫ 17. Eternal remembrance
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Panikhida, opus 39, an orthodox Russian liturgy for the dead.
Contributor:Henk Klein Haneveld
Pavel Chesnokov published his Memorial Service (Panihida), op. 39 for both mixed choir and in an arrangement for male chorus; the latter version is featured on this recording. Although freely composed (using no pre-existing chants), this setting captures the bright, hopeful sadness of the Orthodox memorial service without undue sentimentality or dramatism. The singing of both the solosits and choir is in keeping with the liturgical spirit of this composition, as well as technically refined and musical. In a touching gesture, the singers commemorate the deceased composer (the servant of God, Pavel) in this rendition.