Chesnokov, Pavel

Pavelchesnokov

CHESNOKOV, Pavel Grigor’yevich (b. 12 [ 24] October, 1877, near Voskresensk, Moscow region; d. 14 March, 1944, Moscow)—graduated from Moscow Synodal School of Church Singing in 1895; 1895–99, studied composition with Sergei Taneyev; graduated from Moscow Conservatory in 1917 in conducting and composition (student of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov). From 1895, taught church singing (chant) at the Moscow Synodal School; served as precentor in several Moscow churches and taught choral music at various schools. From 1920 to 1944 was professor of choral music at the Moscow Conservatory and conductor of several state choirs in Moscow.

Chesnokov is the most prolific composer associated with the Moscow Synodal School: his compositional output includes over 500 choral works, over 400 of which are sacred. His major opera include three complete settings of the Divine Liturgy, two complete settings of the All-Night Vigil, two settings of the Memorial Service, and a setting of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts. In addition, he composed numerous settings of individual hymns taken from the ordinary of the Liturgy and Vigil, from feast-day propers, and paraliturgical concertos. His choral writing is characterized by a variety of textures, from austere unisons to sumptuous eight-voice polyphony, and colorful harmony, which he often “spices” with chromaticism. Approximately one-third of his sacred works are chant-based, while the rest are free compositions.

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Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 10, No. 1 [also No. 2 in Liturgy, Op. 15]

First Antiphon at Liturgy

Ps. 102:1-5

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

PJu #31589 n.d.

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Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 9, No. 1

First Antiphon

Ps. 102[103]:1

SSAA

PJu #31320 1906

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Cn037

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 9, No. 18

Introductory Psalm at Vigil

Ps. 103:1,24

SSAA

PJu #31332 1906

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Cn037

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Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 9, No. 19

Introductory Psalm at Vigil

Ps. 103: 1,24

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PJu #31333 1906

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Cn309

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O My Soul

N.O.N.

[Russian “Greek” Chant]

Introductory Psalm at Vespers

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

in coll. No. 15, “Vsenoshchnoe” (dlia malogo smeshannogo khora), iz proizvedenii sovremennykh avtorov. [“All-Night Vigil” (for small mixed chorus), from the works of contemporary composers], Petrograd, ]P. Kireev, 1915

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Cn055

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 11, No. 1 (see also Op. 21, No. 1)

Russian Greek Chant

Introductory Psalm at Vigil

Ps. 103:1,24

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

PJu #31521 n.d.

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Cn182

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 27, No. 1

Russian Greek Chant

Introductory Psalm at Vigil

Ps. 103[104]:1,24

SATB

PJu #33928 n.d.

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2

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Blazhen muzh

Blessed Is the Man

N.O.N.

SAT(div)B(div)

in coll. No. 13, “Vsenoshchnoe Bdenie” (dlia nebol’shogo smeshannogo khora), iz proizvedenii sovremennykh avtorov. [“All-Night Vigil” (for small mixed chorus), from the works of contemporary composers], Petrograd, P. Kireev, 1916

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Cn039

Blazhen muzh

Blessed is the man

Op. 9, No. 20

First Antiphon of the First Kathisma

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

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PJu #31334 1906

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Cn205

Blazhen muzh

Blessed is the man

Op. 37, No. 2

Abbr. Kievan Chant

First Antiphon of the 1st Kathisma

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

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Cn205