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Lvovsky, Grigory

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LVOVSKY, Grigory Fyodorovich (b. 1830, Kishinev, Moldavia; d. 1894, St. Petersburg) — educated at Kishinev Theological Seminary, where he conducted the seminary choir and the local cathedral choir. Sent to St. Petersburg to further his musical studies, particularly in violin, for which he had a special gift, Lvovsky received the precentors’ diploma of the Imperial Court Chapel. After returning to Kishinev for three years, he was summoned in 1856 to St. Petersburg to assume the post of precentor at the St. Alexander Nevsky Lavra, and shortly thereafter, a similar post at St. Isaac’s Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1858. He occupied these two posts—among the most prestigious in all Russia—until his death. As a composer, Lvovsky studied theory and counterpoint with Nikolai Zaremba, professor of theory at St. Petersburg Conservatory, who also taught Tchaikovsky. Lvovsky was one of the pioneers in the area of chant harmonization: of his 100-plus works for the Orthodox liturgy, most are based on pre-existing chants. He tends to treat the chant strictly, preserving its melody and modal character intact, while surrounding it with contrapuntal lines that result in consonant harmony and frequent Renaissance-style suspensions and cadences.

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Ly070

Ob'iatiia otcha

A father's embrace

S. Op. 49

[Bulgarian Chant]

Sticheron for monastic tonsure

TTBB

#8 1890

First printed edition

Defective original

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Ly070

Ly048 052

Penie iz akafista Uspeniiu Presviatyia Bogoroditsy

Hymns of the Akathist to the Dormition of the Theotokos

S. Op. 33

#A.10 K. n.d.

First printed edition

Defective original

16

Ly048-052

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Ly048

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Preukrashennaia

Adorned with divine glory

[S. Op. 33, No. 1]

Heirmoi from the kanon for Dormition

SAT(div)B

4

Ly048

Ly049

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Kondak [na Akafiste]

Kontakion [of the Akathistos]

[S. Op. 33, No. 2]

SATB

6

Ly049

Ly050

3

Svetilen

The Hymn of Light [Exaposteilarion]

[S. Op. 33, No. 3]

[Melody of the Kievan Monastery of the Caves]

SATB

2

Ly050

Ly051

4

[Stikhira na] Slava i nyne

Sticheron after Glory... now and ever [of the Praises]

[S. Op. 33, No. 4]

[Melody of the Kievan Monastery of the Caves]

SATB

4

Ly051

Ly052

5

V molitvakh

The Mother of God, ever-vigilant in prayer

[S. Op. 33, No. 5]

Kontakion for the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God

TTB

2

Ly052

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Po slavoslovii tropari voskresny

Resurrectional troparia after the Great Doxology

S. Op. 17

#L.17 1892

Defective original. p. 1 missing

Ly027-028

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[No. 1] - Dnes' spasenie miru byst'

[No. 1] - Today salvation has come

[S.Op.17, No.1]

In the weeks of Tones 1, 3, 5, and 7

SATB

Ly027

Ly028

2

[No. 2] - Voskres iz groba

[No. 2] - Thou didst rise from the tomb

[S.Op.17, No.2]

In the weeks of Tones 2, 4, 6, and 8

SATB

2

Ly028

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Ly025

Pokaianiia otverzi mi dveri [No. 1]

Open unto me the doors of repentance [No. 1]

S. Op. 15

Znamenny and Kievan Chants

Penitential stichera at Matins

SATB(div)

#A. 21 K. n.d.

First printed edition

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Ly025

Ly066

Pokaianiia otverzi mi dveri [No. 2]

Open to me the doors of repentance [No. 2]

S. Op. 45

Znamenny Chant [and Kievan Chant]

Penitential stichera at Matins

TTBB

#A.20 K. n.d.

First printed edition

4

Ly066

Ly056

Polielei

The Polyeleos

S. Op. 35, No. 2

Kievan Chant

Khvalite imia Gospodne

SATB

#G. L. 1891

First printed edition

Defective original

3

Ly056

Ly055

Polielei

The Polyeleos

S. Op. 35, No. 1

Znamenny Chant

Khvalite imia Gospodne

SATB

#G. L. 1891

First printed edition

Defective original

3

Ly055

Ly006 013

Prichastny dnevnii, raznykh rаspevov

Daily Communion Hymns in various chants

S. Op. 6

#L.6 1-8 n.d.

First printed edition

22

Ly006-013

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Ly006

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[No. 1] - V nedeliu

For Sundays

[S. Op. 6, No. 1]

Melody from the Obikhod notnago peniia

Communion verse on Sunday

SAT(div)B(div)

3

Ly006

Ly007

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[No. 2] - V ponedel'nik

For Mondays

[S. Op. 6, No. 2]

[Melody from the Obikhod notnago peniia]

Communion verse on Monday

SATB(div)

3

Ly007

Ly008

3

[No. 3] - Vo vtornik

For Tuesdays

[S. Op. 6, No. 3]

[Kievan Chant]

Communion verse on Tuesday

Ps. 111[112]:6-7

SATB(div)

3

Ly008

Ly009

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[No. 4] - V sredu

For Wednesdays

[S. Op. 6, No. 4]

[Kievan Chant]

Communion verse on Wednesday

SATB(div)

3

Ly009

Ly010

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[No. 5] - V chetvertok

For Thursdays

[S. Op. 6, No. 5]

Communion verse on Thursday

SAT(div)B(div)

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Ly010

Ly011

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[No. 6] - V piatok

For Fridays

[S. Op. 6, No. 6]

[Kievan Chant]

Communion verse on Friday

S(div)AT(div)B(div)

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Ly011

Ly012

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[No. 7] - V subbotu

For Saturdays

[S. Op. 6, No. 7]

[Kievan Chant]

Communion verse on Saturday

S(div)AT(div)B(div)

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Ly012

Ly013

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[No. 8] - Zaupokoi

For the Departed

[S. Op. 6, No. 8]

[Kievan Chant]

Communion Verse for the Departed

Ps. 64[65]:5;101[102]:13

SA(div)T(div)B(div)

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Ly013

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Ly038b

Prokimny: Ne otvrati litsa Tvoego i Dal esi dostoianie

Prokeimena: Turn not Thy face and Thou hast given an inheritance

S. Op. 27b

Great prokeimena at Lenten Sunday Vespers

TTBB

#A.19 K. n.d.

First printed edition

Originally for SATB, see S. Op. 27 (Ly038)

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Ly038b

Prokimny: Ne otvrati litsa Tvoego i Dal esi dostoianie

Prokeimena: Turn not Thy face and Thou hast given an inheritance

S. Op. 27

Great prokeimena at Lenten Sunday Vespers

SATB

#A.19 K. n.d.

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Ly038