Mikhail Kollontay
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'Praise to Virgin Mary'

Fourteen Hymns (Second String Quartet)

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op.22 (1988)

Dedication: to Pelagia M. Zlygostyeva

Scoring:
2 V-ni, V-la, V-c; in final movement also (ad libitum any elements or all of them together): percussions (Cassa, Piatto sospeso, Triangolo - 1 artist) behind the stage, three trumpets in the balcony, light effect

Movements:
I. Te Hupermacho stratego
II. Blepousa he Hagia heauten en hagneia
III. Dunamis tou Hupsistou
IV. Zalin endothen echon logismon
V. Theodromon Astera
VI. Kerukes theoforoi
VII. Mellontos Sumeonos
VIII.Ksenon tokon idontes
IX. Pasa fusis Aggelon
X. Sosai thelon ton kosmon
XI. Humnos hapas hettatai
XII. Charin dounai thelesas
XIII.Prelude. O panumnete Meter
XIV. Fugue. Aggelos protostates

Theatralization: a moderate one is necessary

Duration 51'

Performance: 1.2.3.4.6.7.8.10.13.14 - State Shostakovich Quartet: Andery Shishlov, Sergey Pishchugin, Alexander Galkovsky, Alexander Korchagin, Moscow, about 1989.

Extra info:
The "titles" of movements are the first words of Acathistus to Virgin Mary, no need to translate them into any languages for posters. If use, it's necessary to print by original Greek characters.

Edition/Recordings:
score: "Sovetskiy Kompozitor"
record: USSR Radio Broadcast (live)

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