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Tolstiakov, Nikolai

TOLSTIAKOV, Nikolai Nilovich (b. 1883, place of birth unknown; d. 1958, place of death unknown) — graduated from the Moscow Synodal School in 1903; from 1907 to 1913 was the junior assistant conductor of the Synodal Choir; in 1913 received a diploma of the Moscow Conservatory in composition; from 1913 to 1923 taught at the Synodal School (which from 1918 to 1923 was renamed the People’s Choral Academy). Afterwards, experienced a nervous breakdown and retired from all musical activity. Tolstiakov’s compositional output includes primarily sacred and secular choruses, of which opuses 1 and 2 (ten sacred works) and 3 (four secular choruses) have been published. Tolstiakov’s other sacred works remain in manuscript.

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Angel vopiiashe... i Svetisia, svetisia...

The angel cried out... Shine, shine

Op. 2, No. 1

Hymn to the Mother of God at Paschaltide

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

PJu #32904 n.d.

First printed edition

5

To006

To007

Arkhangel'skii glas

With the voice of the Archangel

Op. 2, No. 2

Znamenny Chant

Magnification for the Annunciation

SSA Trio and S(div)AT(div)B(div) Chorus

PJu #32906 n.d.

First printed edition

5

To007

  • Fr 737cover 600x600

    Reference Recordings FR-737

To001

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 1, No. 1

Russian Greek Chant]

Introductory Psalm

Ps. 103[104]:1,6,10,24

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

PJu #32202 n.d.

First printed edition

5

To001

To002

Blazhen muzh

Blessed is the man

Op. 1, No. 2

Russian Greek Chant

First Antiphon of the First Kathisma

Ps. 1:1,6; 2:11,12; 3:8,9

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

PJu #32204 n.d.

First printed edition

7

To002

To008

Bogoroditse Devo

Rejoice, O Virgin

Op. 2, No. 3

Dismissal TroparionRussian Greek Chant

SAT(div)B(div)

PJu #32908 n.d.

First printed edition

2

To008

To004

Khvalite imia Gospodne

Praise the name of the Lord

Op. 1, No. 4

Polyeleос

Ps. 134[135]:1,21; 135[136]:1,26

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

PJu #32144 n.d.

First printed edition

5

To004

To009

Nyne otpushchaeshi

Lord, now lettest Thou

Op. 2, No. 4

Song of St. Symeon

Luke 2:29-32

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

PJu #32977 n.d.

First printed edition

4

To009

To003

Svete tikhii

Gladsome Light

Op. 1, No. 3

Evening Hymn

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

PJu #32142 n.d.

First printed edition

5

To003

To005

Voskresenie Khristovo videvshe

Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ

Op. 1, No. 5

Hymn of the Resurrection

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

PJu #32146 n.d.

First printed edition

3

To005

To010

Vzbrannoi voevode

O victorious Leader

Op. 2, No. 5

(Russian Greek Chant motives)

Kontakion to the Mother of God

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

PJu #32978 n.d.

First printed edition

Defective original

3

To010

  • Fr 737cover 600x600

    Reference Recordings FR-737