Orthodox Sacred Music Reference Library

Lvovsky, Grigory

Grigorylvovsky crop

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.

101 results found

Sort by:
Ly004

Trisviatoe [No. 1]

Trisagion Hymn

S.Op.4

Graeco-Slavic Melody

Sviatyi Bozhe

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

#L.4 1887

First printed edition

2

Ly004

Ly076

Trisviatoe [No. 2]

The Trisagion Hymn [No. 2]

S. Op. 53

Sviatyi Bozhe

SATB

#A.25 K. 1901

First printed edition

Defective original

2

Ly076

Ly037

Tropar' Sv. Ravnoapostol'nym Mefodiiu i Kirillu

Troparion to SS. Methodius and Cyril, Equals-to-the-Apostles

S. Op. 26

Iako Apostolom edinonravnii

SATB

V. A. Vatslik #L.26 n.d.

First printed edition

6

Ly037

Ly045 047

[V den' Sv. Paskhi]

[On the day of Holy Pascha]

S. Op. 32

#L. 32 n.d.

First printed edition

14

Ly045-047

3 Click [+] to expand

Ly045

1

Khristos voskrese

Christ is risen

[S. Op. 32, No. 1]

Znamenny Chant

Troparion of Pascha

SATB

1

Ly045

Ly046

2

Plotiiu usnuv

In the flesh Thou didst fall asleep

[S. Op. 32, No. 2]

Melody from the Obikhod [Bulgarian Chant]

Exaposteilarion for Pascha

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

2

Ly046

Ly047

3

Da voskresnet Bog

Let God Arise

[S. Op. 32, No. 3]

[Znamenny Chant]

Paschal Stichera

SA(div)TB(div)

11

Ly047

Click [-] to hide

V pamiat' deviatisotletiia Kreshcheniia Rusi

In memory of 900 years from the Baptism of Rus (988-1888)

S. Op. 11

St. Petersburg Slavic Charity Society, 1888

Not found

14

Ly018-021

4 Click [+] to expand

1

Tropar' Sviatomu Ravnoapostol'nomu Velikomu Kniaziu Vladimiru

Troparion for the Holy Great Prince Vladimir, Equal-to-the-Apostles

[S. Op. 11, No. 1]

Russian Greek Chant

SAT(div)B

Ly018

2

Zapevy [na molebne Sv. Vladimiru]

Refrains [at the Prayer Service to St. Vladimir]

[S. Op. 11, No. 2]

Common Chant

SA(div)T(div)B

Ly019

3

Kondak [Sv. Vladimiru]

Kontakion [for St. Vladimir]

[S. Op. 11, No. 3]

Russian Greek Chant, T.8

S(div)AT(div)B

Ly020

4

Velichanie [Sv. Vladimiru]

Magnification [for St. Vladimir]

[S. Op. 11, No. 4]

Znamenny Chant

SAT(div)B

Ly021

Click [-] to hide
Ly044b

V Velikuiu Subbotu Neporochny

The Lamentations at Matins of Holy Saturday

S. Op. 31b

Russian Greek Chant

Blagosloven esi Gospodi... Blazheni neporochnii

TTBB

V. Grosse #A. 61 K. n.d.

First printed edition

Originally for SATB, see S. Op. 31 (Ly044)

12

Ly044b

Ly044

V Velikuiu Subbotu Neporochny

The Lamentations at Matins of Holy Saturday

S. Op. 31

Russian Greek Chant

Blagosloven esi Gospodi... Blazheni neporochnii

SATB

#L.31 1891

First printed edition

Defective original. Arr. for TTBB by the composer, see S. Op. 31b (Ly044b)

13

Ly044

Ly079b

Vkusite i vidite

O taste and see

Op. 56b

Znamenny Chant

Communion Hymn from the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Ps. 33[34]:9

TTBB

#A. 28 K. 1901

First printed edition

Originally for SATB, see S. Op. 56 (Ly079)

2

Ly079b

Vkusite i vidite

O taste and see

Op. 56

Znamenny Chant

Communion Hymn from the Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

Ps. 33[34]:9

SATB

1901

Not found

Arr. for TTBB by the composer, see S. Op. 56b (Ly079b). Not found.

2

Ly079

Ly042

Voskresni, Bozhe

Arise, O God

S. Op. 29[c]

[Znamenny Chant]

In place of Alleluia at the Liturgy of Great and Holy Saturday

Ps. 81[82]

S(div)AT(div)B

#29 n.d.

First printed edition

Defective original

1

Ly042