Mikhail Kollontay
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Eight Sacred Symphonies

for three violins, three violas and three cellos

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op.3 (1974-1975)

Scoring:
3 V-ni, 3 V-le, 3 V-c

Movements:
CHANTS OF VESPER
1. "Bless the Lord, O My Soul" (demestic chant [rospev])
2. "Lord, I Have Cried unto Thee" (kievan chant [rospev], tone 3)

CHANTS OF THE HOLY WEEK
3. "O Come, Let Us Bless the Holy Joseph" [sticheron on kissing the Shroud of Christ] (opekalov chant [rospev])
4. "Benign Joseph" [troparion] (bulgarian chant [rospev])
5. Trisagion [funeral] (opekalov chant)
6. "Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh at Midnight" [troparion] (kievian chant, tone 8)

CHANTS OF CHRISTMAS
7. "God Is with Us" [prophetical ode of Prophet Isaiah] (znamenny chant [rospev], tone 8)
8. "Today the Virgin Gives Birth to Oversubstantial" [kontakion] (partesny concerto)

Theatralization: impossible

Duration 75'

Performance: the ensemble, cond. Mikhail Kollontay, Moskow, Znamensky Cathedral, about 1988

Extra info:
1. Versions of the chants of Russian Orthodox Church.
2. Temporary, the composition was nown as "Eight Chamber Symphonies".

Edition/Recordings:
record: 1.2.3.4.5.6. Russian Disc / Ensemble Northern Crown / Igor Zaidenshnir / Mikhail Kollontai (sic) / Six Sacred Symphonies [1996] (CD)

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