Mikhail Kollontay
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Village Choruses

for large mixed choir and six soloists

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op.1 (1971-1973)

Dedication: to Irina Lozovaya

Other author(s): folk lyrics

Scoring:
6 soloists (2 sopranos, 2 altos, tenor, bass) and mixed chorus without accompaniment

Movements:
1. Dry Grass
2. Through the Ocean
3. Pettifogger
4. Horns Were Blowing
5. I plant the Cabbage
6. Manechka Early in the Morning
7. It Is Possible to Recognise by Merriment
8. Grass Is Drying and Fading in the Field
9. The Well Is Deep
10. Snowball-Tree

Theatralization: possible

Duration 35'

Performance: students' choir of Moscow Conservatoire, Lyudmila Belobragina, Anna Ostrovskaya (both soprano), Nataliya Bournasheva, Nina Gaponova (both mezzo-soprano), Yuri Markelov (tenor), Mikhail Svetlov [Kroutikov] (bass), cond. Boris Tevlin; Great Hall of Moscow Conservatoire, "Moscow Autumn"

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

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