The publication “Anthology. The Russian Secular Choir Music a Cappella. XIX — early XX” is the educational aid on the subject “History of the Russian Choir Music” intended for the students of the choir-conducting departments at the conservatoires, music colleges and art institutes.
The Anthology consists of twenty issues, every one of which is devoted correspondingly to the composers, having made profound contribution to the Russian choral music. The collection may be considered rather unique, because it includes all secular choral opuses a cappella, even those, which either had never been published, or hadn’t been edited since the pre-revolution time.
Every issue is opened by the preface narrating about this or that composer’s creative peculiarities. Combined in one whole and disposed according to the chronology, these essays may be accepted as one of the parts from the lectures of the “History of the Russian Choir Music”. Every issue contains the supplements, where the lyrics are adduced originally without any cuts.
Every issue is provided with audio CD, where the Petersburg Chamber Choir conducted by Nikolai Kornev performs the choruses published inside.
This is the first time that the edition of the Russian secular choir music is realized so voluminously.
The compiler expresses gratitude to N. E. Vasilyeva, candidate of arts, O. I. Gladkova, candidate of arts, N. D. Svetozarova, doctor of philology, and T. A. Kitanina, candidate of philology for the assistance during the preparation of this publication.
IN MEMORIAM OF V. ZHUKOVSKY. Lyrics by A. Pushkin
CIRCASSIAN SONG. Ор. 10, № 3. Lyrics by A. Pushkin
TWO CHOIRS. Ор. 18. Lyrics by H. Heine
1. Summer Evening Is Fading Away. Translated by P. Bykov
2. A Lotus. Translated by M. Mikhailov
SPANISH ROMANCE. Lyrics by A. Pushkin
GLORY TO NIKOLAI GOGOL. Lyrics by P. Weinberg
THREE CHOIRS TO THE LYRICS BY H. HEINE. Ор. 25
1. The Stars Are Walking Silently in the Sky. Nocturne. Translated by N. Berg
2. Spring, the Queen of the World, Is Coming. Translated by P. Bykov
3. A Star Is Falling from the Sky (Experiment of timbrization). Translated by M. Prakhov
CANTATA TO THE 19TH of FEBRUARY (Cross yourself). Fragment of Emancipation Manifesto from February 19, 1861 and lyrics by M. Rosenheim
FOUR CHOIRS FOR MIXED VOICES. Op. 39
1. A Pine. Lyrics by A. Koltonovsky
2. Among Underwater Stems. Lyrics by K. Balmont
3. A Seagull. Lyrics by K. Balmont
4. A Wounded Eagle. Lyrics by N. Schreiter
THE SONG OF THE MERCHANT KALASHNIKOV. Ор. 44, № 2. Lyrics by M. Lermontov
WARTIME TRUMPETS STARTED PLAYING. Lyrics by A. Koltsov
FREE RUSSIA SONG. Op. 49-a. Lyrics by S. Gorodetsky
Supplement. Poetical Text Originals
Sound-tracks on the CD
1. IN MEMORIAM OF V. ZHUKOVSKY 3’ 11”
2. CIRCASSIAN SONG 2’ 40”
3. SUMMER EVENING IS FADING AWAY 2’ 14”
4. A LOTUS 2’ 54”
5. SPANISH ROMANCE 3’ 50”
6. GLORY TO NIKOLAI GOGOL 2’ 50”
7. THE STARS ARE WALKING SILENTLY IN THE SKY 3’ 38”
8. SPRING, THE QUEEN OF THE WORLD, IS COMING 1’ 17”
9. A STAR IS FALLING FROM THE SKY 2’ 27”
10. CANTATA TO THE 19TH OF FEBRUARY 3’ 07”
11. A PINE 2’ 33”
12. AMONG UNDERWATER STEMS 3’ 55”
13. A SEAGULL 1’ 57”
14. A WOUNDED EAGLE 1’ 46”
15. THE SONG OF THE MERCHANT KALASHNIKOV 8’ 51”
16. WARTIME TRUMPETS STARTED PLAYING 3’ 06”
17. FREE RUSSIA SONG 1’ 57”
Total time 53’ 58”