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: 2019)

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 (I=Tr-ne c.-a ad lib)//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// Soprani, Alti, Tenori, Bassi//Organo//Banda: Tr-be [B] all’unisono//V-c 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: preliminary version of 1995:
New Moscow Choir, art director Elena Rastvorova, Moscow Camerata Orchestra, art director Igor Frolov, Victor Shpiller (cello), Elena Zimenkova (soprano), Sergey Baykov (bass), Lyudmila Golub (organ), conductor and reciter Mikhail Kollontay; Small Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, June 22, 1995.

Extra info
1. New in the final version of 2019 is the introduction of the band in the final and minor clarifications.
2. It is possible to introduce an additional children's (or female) choir for choral in Miserere.

Edition/Recordings
semi-professional audio (radio of Russia): conductor M. Kollontay (from the concert on June 22, 1995); audio publication: no information

amateur video: author's website

score: no information
parties: no information

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