Arkhangelsky, Alexander

Alexanderarkhangelsky

ARKHANGELSKY, Aleksandr Andreyevich (b. 11 [23] October 1846, the village of Staroe Tezikovo, in today’s Penza district; d. 16 November 1924, Prague, Czechoslovakia) — received his initial musical education at the Penza Theological Seminary; from childhood sang in the choir of the Archbishop of Penza; later taught singing in the Penza Seminary; in 1872 passed the examination at the Imperial Court Chapel for the title of precentor. From 1873 served as conductor of a number of church choirs in St. Petersburg, among them the choir of Count Sheremetev (1889-1898). In 1880 organized his own choir in St. Petersburg, replacing boys’ voices with women’s; from 1883 toured with this choir in Russia and abroad, performing Russian and Western sacred music, secular choruses and arrangements of folk songs. In 1902 organized the Church Singers’ Benefit Society in St. Petersburg; taught choral singing in various educational institutions, and published choral anthologies. Arkhangelsky made an important contribution to Russian choral and church singing: beginning with simple arrangements of church chants, which included the complete cycle of hymns for the entire year, he later enriched the so-called “St. Petersburg style” of church music with more complex free compositions, many of which are modeled after traditional Western European polyphony. Arkhangelsky also composed a number of secular choruses a cappella and arrangements of Russian folk songs.

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Ar138

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

S. Op. 73

Introductory Psalm at Vigil

Ps. 103[104]:1,6,24

S(div)AT(div)B(div) and Tenor Solo

Energiia #1826 n.d.

First printed edition

Defective original

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Ar073

Ar072

Blazhen muzh [No. 1]

Blessed is the man

S. Op. 72

Sacred concerto

Ps. 1

S(div)ATB and Tenor solo

G. Shmidt (St. Petersburg Church Singers' Charity Society) #902 1908

First printed edition

Dedicated to Leonid Fedorovich Sushchinskii

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Ar072

Ar074

Blazhen muzh No. 2

Blessed Is the Man

S. Op. 74

Пс. 1: 1-6

САТБ и соло тенор

n.d. n.p.

Первое печатное издание

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Ar074

Blazhen razumevaiai na nishcha i uboga

Blessed is he who considers the poor

S. Op. 79

Sacred concerto

Ps. 40[41]:1-7, 12-13

S(div)A(div)T(div)B(div) and Tenor Solo

[n.p., n.d.]

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Ar079

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Ar094

Bog nam pribezhishche i sila

God is our refuge and strength

S. Op. 48

Sacred concerto

Ps. 45[46]:1-2, 7

S(div)A(div)T(div)B(div)

G. Shmidt #115 1900

First printed edition

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Ar048

Ar087

Bozhe, vo imia Tvoe spasi mia

Save me, O God, by Thy name

S. Op. 41

Sacred concerto

Ps. 53[54]:1-4

S(div)AT(div)B

G. Shmidt #112 1898

First printed edition

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Ar041

Ar071

Dostoino est’ [No. 1]

It is truly meet

S. Op. 38

Hymn to the Mother of God

S(div)A(div)T(div)B(div)

G. Shmidt #102 1896

First printed edition

Defective original

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Ar051

Dostoino est’ No. 3

It is truly meet

S. Op. 51

SATB

G. Shmidt #118 1900

Traced reproduction from the first printed edition

Dedicated to P. A. Arkhangelskaia

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Ar051

Ar120

Dostoino est’ No. 4 i Gospodi pomilui

It is truly meet and Lord have mercy

S. Op. 60

Hymn to the Mother of God and Litany of Supplication

S(div)A(div)T(div)B(div)

G. Shmidt #A.60 1905

First printed edition

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Ar069

Dostoino est’ No. 5

It is truly meet

S. Op. 69

S(div)A(div)T(div)B(div)

G. Shmidt #A.69 1905

First printed edition

Defective original

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