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: Choir of students of the Moscow State Conservatory, Lyudmila Belobragina, Anna Ostrovskaya (sopranos), Natalia Bournasheva, Nina Gaponova (altos), Yuri Markelov (tenor), Mikhail Krutikov [Svetlov] (bass), conductor Boris Tevlin; Moscow, Grand Hall of the Conservatory, "Moscow Autumn VIII", November 24, 1986

Edition/Recordings
audio: All-Union Radio, Moscow Conservatory student choir, conductor B. Tevlin (from a concert on November 24, 1986); audio edition: no information

score: Михаил Ермолаев / Деревенские хоры / для шести солистов и смешанного хора без сопровождения. // М., "Советский композитор", 1988

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