Mikhail Kollontay
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Let This Cup Pass from Us

Russian War Requiem, for mixed choir, symphony orchestra with organ, solo cello, solo soprano and solo bass

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op.41 (1994-1995)

Other author(s): the texts from the Orthodox Church offices

Scoring:
2 Fl (II=Picc.), 2 Ob, 2 Cl [A], 2 Fag (II=C-fag)//2 Cor [F], Tr-ba, 3 Tr-ni//Timp, Tr-lo, P-tti ord, P-tti sosp, T-no, T-ro militare, T-ro rullante, Cassa, 3 Gongs, Tam-tam (3 esecutori)//Sopr solo, Basso solo// Soprni, Alti, Tenori, Bassi//Organo//V-cello solo//V-ni I, V-ni II, V-le, V-c, C-b

Movements:
1. Burial Song (trisagion)
2. Prayer in Battle (Psalm 91)
3. In My Distress I Cried unto the Lord (antiphone I)
THE FIRST WORD
4. I Will Lift up Mine Eyes unto the Hills (antiphone II)
THE SECOND WORD
5. I See Thy Bridal Hall (perissi)
6. Let Us Go into the House of the Lord (antiphone III)
7. Miserere
THE THIRD WORD
8. Gethsemane
9. Kyrie Eleison

Theatralization: an element is necessary

Duration 75'

Performance: New Moscow Choir, art.dir. Elena Rastvorova, Moscow Camerata, art. dir. Igor Frolov, Victor Shpiller (cello), Elena Zimenkova (soprano), Sergey Baykov (bass), Lyudmila Golub (organ), cond. and reciter Mikhail Kollontay; Small Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, June 22, 1995.

Extra info:
1. in the finale, it's desirable to introduce the additional unisono of trumpets for the final phrases, in this case, the trumpet in orchestra plays with French corns al unisono.
2. It's possible to introduce the additional children's (women) choir for the chorale in Miserere.

Edition/Recordings:
record: Russian Radio

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