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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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Cn014

Blazhenny: Vo tsarstvii Tvoem

The Beatitudes: In Thy kingdom

Op. 8, No. 1 [also No. 5 in Liturgy, Op. 15]

Third Antiphon

Matthew 5:3-12

SAT(div)B(div) and Tenor Solo

PJu #30729 1905

First printed edition

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Bog Gospod' i Voskresnye tropari

The Lord is God and Resurrectional Troparia

Op. 19

[Common (Russian Greek and Kievan) Chants]

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

PJu #32487-94 n.d.

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Glas pervyi - Kameni zapechatanu ot Iudei

Tone 1 - When the stone had been sealed

Op.19, No. 1

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Glas vtoryi - Egda snizshel esi

Tone 2 - When Thou didst descend

Op.19, No. 2

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Glas tretii - Da veseliatsia nebesnaia

Tone 3 - Let the heavens rejoice

Op.19, No. 3

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Glas chetvertyi - Svetluiu voskreseniia propoved'

Tone 4 - The joyful news of the Resurrection

Op.19, No. 4

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Glas piatyi - Sobeznachal'noe Slovo Ottsu

Tone 5 - Let us the faithful praise and worship the Word

Op.19, No. 5

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Glas shestyi - Angel'skie sily na grobe Tvoem

Tone 6 - The Angelic Powers were at Thy tomb

Op.19, No. 6

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Glas sed'myi - Razrushil esi krestom Tvoim smert'

Tone 7 - By Thy cross Thou didst destroy death

Op.19, No. 7

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Glas os'myi - S vysoty snizshel esi

Tone 8 - Thou didst descend from on high

Op.19, No. 8

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Cn035

Bogorodichen dogmatik 5-go gl.

Theotokion dogmatikon in Tone 5

Op. 9, No. 16

Great Znamenny Chant

V Chermnem mori

SSAA

PJu #31330 1906

First printed edition

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Bogorodichny-Dogmatiki

Theotokia Dogmatika

Op. 18

Great Znamenny Chant

Theotokia Dogmatika

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

PJu #32592-99 n.d.

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Glas pervyi - Vsemirnuiu slavu

Tone 1 - Let us praise the virgin, Mary

Op.18, No. 1

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Glas vtoryi - Preide sen' zakonnaia

Tone 2 - The shadow of the law passed

Op.18, No. 2

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Glas tretii - Kako ne divimsia?

Tone 3 - How can we not wonder?

Op.18, No. 3

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Glas chetvertyi - Izhe Tebe radi Bogootets prorok David

Tone 4 - The Prophet David

Op.18, No. 4

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Glas piatyi - V chermnem mori

Tone 5 - In the Red Sea of old

Op.18, No. 5

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Glas shestyi - Kto Tebe ne ublazhit?

Tone 6 - Who will not bless you?

Op.18, No. 6

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Glas sed'myi - Mati ubo poznalasia esi

Tone 7 - You were revealed to be a mother

Op.18, No. 7

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Glas os'myi - Tsar' nebesnyi

Tone 8 - The King of Heaven

Op.18, No. 8

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Chasy Sviatyia Paskhi

Paschal Hours

N.O.N.

SAT(div)B(div)

P. Kireeva v Petrograde

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Cn007

Chertog Tvoi

Thy bridal chamber

Op. 6, No. 3

[Kievan Chant]

Exaposteilarion for Holy Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

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

PJu #30404 1904

First printed edition

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Cn190

Da molchit vsiakaia plot'

Let all mortal flesh keep silent

Op. 27, No. 10

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Saturday

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

PJu #33937 n.d.

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Cn049

Da molchit vsiakaia plot'

Let all mortal flesh keep silent

Op. 9, No. 30

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Saturday

SSAA

PJu #31515 n.d.

First printed edition

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Cn206

Da molchit vsiakaia plot'

Let all mortal flesh keep silent

Op. 37, No. 3

Melody: Vidia razboinik

Cherubic Hymn for Holy Saturday

First printed edition

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Cn172 181

Desiat' prichastnykh

Ten Communion Hymns

Op. 25

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

PJu #33591-600 n.d.

First printed edition

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Tvoriai angely

Thou makest Thine angels spirits

Op. 25, No. 1

Communion Hymn for Monday and the Angelic Hosts

Ps. 103[104]:4

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

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V pamiat' vechnuiu

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance

Op. 25, No. 2

Communion Hymn for Tuesday

Ps. 111[112]:6-7

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

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Chashu spaseniia priimu

I will receive the cup of salvation

Op. 25, No. 3

Communion Hymn for Wednesday and feasts of the Mother of God

Ps. 115:4[116:13]

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

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Vo vsiu zemliu

Their proclamation has gone out

Op. 25, No. 4

Communion Hymn for Thursday and the Apostles

Ps. 18[19]:5

SAT(div)B(div)

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Spasenie sodelal

Thou hast worked salvation

Op. 25, No. 5

Kievan Chant

Communion Hymn for Friday

Ps. 73[74]:12

SAT(div)B(div)

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Raduitesia, pravednii, o Gospode

Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous

Op. 25, No. 6

Communion Hymn for Saturday and for the Saints

Ps. 32[33]:1

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

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Blazheni, iazhe izbral

Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen

Op. 25, No. 7

Communion Hymn for the Departed

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

SAT(div)B(div)

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Ne imamy inyia pomoshchi

We have no other help

Op. 25, No. 8

Sacred concerto

Kontakion to the Mother of God

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

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Iadyi moiu plot'

He who eats my flesh

Op. 25, No. 9

Communion Hymn for the Mid-feast of Pentecost

John 6:56

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

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Dukh Tvoi blagii

Let Thy Holy Spirit

Op. 25, No. 10

Communion Hymn for Pentecost

Ps. 142[143]:10

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

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