Valery Aleksandrovich Gavrilin (1939—1999) is the distinguished Russian composer, having lived in the last third of the 20th century. His creative work is considered to be the kind of brilliant and original side of the world music art. Gavrilin’s music style may be recognized at once, it has imitators. Gavrilin’s music wins the hearts by its natural melodic sphere, modern national colouring, cordiality and sincerity, deep heartfelt compassion to the common people’s troubles and aspirations. This music is fine and serious, it’s smiling and sad, it’s intimately trusty with the kind of a grand soul inside it.
The “Compozitor • St Petersburg” Publishing House plans to issue V. A. Gavrilin’s Collected Works in 20 volumes during the near future.
Volume 1 — “Chimes”, choral symphony-action for soloists, mixed choir, oboe, percussion and reciter to the verses by V. Gavrilin, folk verses and verses by A. Shulgina (score).
G. Belov. Introduction. The Russian Soul’s Symphony
1. Soul Rejoicing (Music text examople)
2. The Death of а Robber
Small pipe (Music text examople)
4. Sit-Rоund Gathering
7. Sunset music
8. Sау, Sау, My Pretty One
9. Awesome Wench (Music text examople)
10. White, white Snow
11. А prayer
12. Old Mother River
13. А Road