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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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Cn289

Voskresni Bozhe

Arise, O God

Op. 48, No.2

Instead of Alleluia at Holy Saturday Liturgy

SSA Trio + SSATTBB

T.Kh.I. 9

First printed edition

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Voskresnye irmosy

Resurrectional Heirmoi

Op. 47

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Voskresnye irmosy, glas 1-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 1

Op. 47

Abbr. Znamenny chant

SATB(div)

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Voskresnye irmosy, glas 2-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 2

Op. 47

Abbr. Znamenny chant

SATBB

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Cn282

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Voskresnye irmosy, glas 3-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 3

Op. 47

Abbr. Kievan chant

SAT(div)B(div)

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Cn282

Cn283

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Voskresnye irmosi, glas 4-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 4

Op. 47

Abbr. Kievan chant

SATB

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Cn284

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Voskresnye irmosy, glas 5-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 5

Op. 47

Abbr. Znamenny chant

SATBB

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Cn284

Cn285

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Voskresnye irmosy, glas 6-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 6

Op. 47

Abbr. Znamenny chant

SAT(div)B(div)

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Cn286

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Voskresnye irmosi, glas 7-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 7

Op. 47

Abbr. Kievan chant

SATB(div)

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Cn286

Cn287

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Voskresnye irmosi, glas 8-i

Resurrectional Heirmoi, Tone 8

Op. 47

Abbr. Kievan chant

SATB(div)

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Vsenoshnoe bdenie obychnogo napeva

The All-Night Vigil in common chant

Op.50[a]

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

Unpublished in composer’s lifetime.

First published in vol. P. Chesnokov, Dukhovnye proizvedeniia dlia shmeshannogo khora A Cappella, Vyp. II, Tetrad' pervaia: Vsenoshchnoe bdenie obychnogo napeva, Op. 50, Moscow, Zhivonosnyi istochnik, 2004.

Cn296-307

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No. 1. Blagoslovi, dushe. Ekteniia velikaia

Bless the Lord, O my soul. The Great Litany.

Op. 50[a], No. 1

Common Moscow Chant

Ps.103

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

Cn296

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No. 2. Blazhen muzh. Ekteniia malaia.

Blessed is the man. Little Litany.

Op. 50[a], No. 2

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn297

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No. 3. Svete tikhii. Ekteniia sugubaiia. Ekteniia prositel’naia.

Gladsome Light. Augmented Litany. Litany of Supplication

Op. 50[a], No. 3

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn298

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No. 4. Nyne otpushchaeshi.

Lord, now lettest.

Op. 50[a], No. 4

Kievan Chant

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

Cn299

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No 5. Bogoroditse Devo. Budi imia Gospodne.

Rejoice, O Virgin. Blessed be the name.

Op. 50[a], No. 5

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn300

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No. 6. Ekteniia velikaia. Na kafizmakh. Ekteniia malaia. Khvalite imia Gospodne.

The Great Litany. Kathisma refrains. Little Litany. Praise the Name of the Lord.

Op. 50[a], No. 6

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn301

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No. 7. Tropari voskresny [Blagosloven esi, Gospodi]. Ekteniia malaia.

Resurrectional Troparia [Blessed art Thou, O Lord]. Little Litany.

Op. 50[a], No. 7

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn302

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No. 8. Ot iunosti moeia. Pered chteniem Evangeliia.

From my youth. Before the Gospel.

Op. 50[a], No. 8

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn303

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No. 9. Voskresenie Khristovo videvshe. Ekteniia po “Spasi, Bozhe,” Ekteniia malaiia. Preblagoslovenna esi.

Having beheld the Resurrection. Litany after “O Lord, save.” Little Litany. “Thou art most blessed”

Op. 50[a], No. 9

Common Moscow Chant

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

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No. 10. Slavoslovie velikoe. Ekteniia sugubaia. Ekteniia prositel’naia.

The Great Doxology. The Augmented Litany. The Litany of Supplication.

Op. 50[a], No. 10

Znamenny chant motives

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

Cn305

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No. 11. Zakliuchenie [utreni]

Conclusion [of Matins]

Op. 50[a], No. 11

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn306

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No. 12. Na pervom chase [Vzbrannoi voevode]

At First Hour [To Thee, O Victorious Leader]

Op. 50[a], No. 12

Common Moscow Chant

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

Cn307

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Vsiakoe dykhanie

Let everything that breathes

Op. 20, No. 3

Great Znamenny Chant, 8 Tones

Psalm verse before Gospel reading

Ps. 150:6

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

PJu #32507 n.d.

First printed edition

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Cn123

Cn013

Vyshshuiu nebes

Let us praise Her, who is above the heavens

Op. 7, No. 5

Sacred concerto

Sticheron to the Mother of God

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

PJu #30723 1905

First printed edition

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Cn013

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Cn044

Vzbrannoi voevode

To Thee, the victorious Leader

Op. 9, No. 25

SSAA

PJu #31339 1906

First printed edition

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Cn044

Cn145 162

Zadostoiniki na Gospodnie i Bogorodichnye prazdniki

Festal hymns to the Mother of God for feasts of the Lord and the Mother of God

Op. 22

Znamenny Chant

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

PJu #33184-33200 n.d.

First printed edition

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Cn145-162

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No. 1 - [Zadostoinik] Na Rozhdestvo Bogoroditsy

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Nativity of the Mother of God

Op. 22, No. 1

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 2 - [Zadostoinik] Na Vozdvizhenie Chestnago Kresta

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Elevation of the Precious Cross

Op. 22, No. 2

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 3 - [Zadostoinik] Na Vvedenie Presviatyia Bogoroditsy

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Entrance of the Mother of God

Op. 22, No. 3

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 4 - [Zadostoinik] Na Rozhdestvo Khristovo

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Nativity of the Lord

Op. 22, No. 4

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 5 - [Zadostoinik] Na Bogoiavlenie Gospodne

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Theophany of the Lord

Op. 22, No. 5

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 6 - [Zadostoinik] Na Sretenie Gospodne

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Meeting of the Lord

Op. 22, No. 6

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 7 - [Zadostoinik] Na Blagoveshchenie Bogoroditsy

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Annunciation

Op. 22, No. 7

Znamenny Chant

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

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Cn152

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No. 8 - [Zadostoinik] V Subbotu Lazarevu

Hymn to the Mother of God for Lazarus' Saturday

Op. 22, No. 8

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 9 - [Zadostoinik] V Nedeliu Vaii

Hymn to the Mother of God for Palm Sunday

Op. 22, No. 9

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 10 - [Zadostoinik] V Velikii Chetvertok

Hymn to the Mother of God for Holy Thursday

Op. 22, No. 10

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 11 - [Zadostoinik] V Velikuiu Subbotu

Hymn to the Mother of God for Holy Saturday

Op. 22, No. 11

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 12 - [Zadostoinik] V Nedeliu Sv. Paskhi

Hymn to the Mother of God for Holy Pascha

Op. 22, No. 12

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 13 - [Zadostoinik] Na Prepolovenie Piatidesiatnitsy

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Mid-feast of Pentecost

Op. 22, No. 13

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 14 - [Zadostoinik] Na Voznesenie Gospodne

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Ascension of the Lord

Op. 22, No. 14

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 15 - [Zadostoinik] V Nedeliu Piatidesiatnitsy

Hymn to the Mother of God for Pentecost

Op. 22, No. 15

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 16 - [Zadostoinik] Na Preobrazhenie Gospodne

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Transfiguration of the Lord

Op. 22, No. 16

Znamenny Chant

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

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No. 17 - [Zadostoinik] Na Uspenie Presviatyia Bogoroditsy

Hymn to the Mother of God for the Dormition of the Mother of God

Op. 22, No. 17

Znamenny Chant

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

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Angel vopiiashe

The angel cried out

Op. 22, No. 18

Hymn to the Mother of God at Paschaltide

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

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