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Nine Sacred Choruses
composer
1884/5
author of text

Recordings
'Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom' (CDH55437)
Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55437  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Hyperion monthly sampler – December 2012' (HYP201212)
Hyperion monthly sampler – December 2012
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Details
No 1: Kheruvimskaya pesnya 'The Cherubic Hymn' in F major
Track 1 on CDH55437 [5'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: Kheruvimskaya pesnya 'The Cherubic Hymn' in D major
Track 2 on CDH55437 [5'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 3: Kheruvimskaya pesnya 'The Cherubic Hymn' in C major
Track 3 on CDH55437 [5'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 4: Tebe poem 'We praise you'
Track 4 on CDH55437 [3'09] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 5: Dostoyno est 'Hymn to the Mother of God'
Track 5 on CDH55437 [2'34] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 6: Otche nash 'Our Father'
Track 6 on CDH55437 [3'29] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 7: Blazhenni yazhe izbral 'Blessed are they'
Track 7 on CDH55437 [3'26] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 6 on HYP201212 [3'26] Download-only monthly sampler
No 8: Da ispravitsya 'Let my prayer'
Track 8 on CDH55437 [7'28] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 9: Nyne sily nebesnyya 'Now the powers of heaven'
Track 9 on CDH55437 [5'31] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Nine Sacred Choruses
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A rather more positive view of Tchaikosvky’s sacred music than that of the Church was taken by Tsar Aleksandr III (1881–1894). He told the composer that he was puzzled at his not having written anything further in this field. Between November 1884 and April 1885, therefore, Tchaikovsky composed three further settings of the Cherubic Hymn, all similar in mood to that found in the complete Liturgy but much more influenced by chant and transparently modal. He also set a series of other sacred texts, three of them from the Liturgy (Tebe poem, Dostoyno est and The Lord’s Prayer); the magnificent, light-filled Blazhenni yazhe izbral comes from the Panikhidaÿ (funeral service), Da ispravitsya is from Vespers, and Nyne sily nebesnyya, in which the richness of Tchaikovsky’s scoring takes him close to Rachmaninov or Kastalsky, is from the Liturgy of the Presanctified.

from notes by Ivan Moody © 1997

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Details for CDH55437 track 5
Dostoyno est 'Hymn to the Mother of God'
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-97-94805
Duration
2'34
Recording date
27 April 1997
Recording venue
St Alban's Church, Holborn, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (CDA66948)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 1997
    Deletion date: August 2010
    Superseded by CDH55437
  2. Tchaikovsky: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom (CDH55437)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: December 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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