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Panchenko, Semyon

Panchenko

PANCHENKO, Semyon Viktorovich (b. 1867, Sudzhansky Uezd, in today’s Kursk district; d. 1937, place of death unknown) — studied composition with A. Liadov; in the 1900s had a private music school in St. Petersburg; concertized as a symphony conductor. Later relinquished conducting and occupied himself with composition; besides sacred works, composed piano works, romances, etc. Panchenko’s published sacred works number more than 125 (publ. by P. Jurgenson, et al.), including complete cycles of the Divine Liturgy, the All-Night Vigil, the Memorial Service, etc. The greater part of Panchenko’s works comprises arrangements primarily of the so-called Court Chant, written in a rich, chordal style for six to eight voices. Besides these, Panchenko compiled a “Folk Obikhod” — numerous arrangements of the simplest common chants in a harmonization replete with empty fifths and fourths, unison cadences, etc.; these arrangements, however, did not receive widespread use in church-musical practice. Some of Panchenko’s original sacred compositions employ a musical language considered at the time to be modernistic. Panchenko was connected to the symbolist poets; he was friends with Alexander Blok and in 1903 became the first to set Blok’s poetry to music. According to some sources, Panchenko emigrated at some point after the Revolution, and lived in Berlin and Geneva, devoting himself entirely to composition.

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Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

N.O.N.

Introductory Psalm

Ps. 103[104]:1,24

SATB

First printed edition

No. 1 in vol. Sbornik No. 13, Vsenoshchnoe Bdenie, ed. by Kireev, 1915

2

Pa127

Pa094

Blagoslovi, dushe moia, Gospoda

Bless the Lord, O my soul

Op. 54, No. 1

Russian Greek Chant

Ps. 102[103]:1-5, 8

SATB

PJu #32745 n.d.

First printed edition

4

Pa094

Pa062

Blazheni, iazhe izbral

Blessed are they whom Thou hast chosen

Op. 46, No. 2

Communion Hymn for the Departed

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

SATB

PJu #31872 n.d.

First printed edition

3

Pa062

Pa032 037

Chin Vozdvizheniia Kresta

Hymns for the Elevation of the Cross

Op. 25

First printed edition

35

Pa032-037

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Pa032

1

No. 1 - Velichanie

The Magnification

Op. 25, No. 1

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

1

Pa032

Pa033

2

No. 2 - Velikoe slavoslovie

The Great Doxology

Op. 25, No. 2

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

15

Pa033

Pa034

3

No. 3 - Mnogokratnoe Gospodi pomilui

Multifold Lord, have mercy

Op. 25, No. 3

S(div)AT(div)B

6

Pa034

Pa035

4

No. 4 - Krestu tvoemu

Before Thy Cross

Op. 25, No. 4

SATB; SSAA; TBB

5

Pa035

Pa036

5

No. 5 - Ektenii posle Slavosloviia

Litanies after the Great Doxology

Op. 25, No. 5

SA(div)T(div)B

2

Pa036

Pa037

6

No. 6 - Okonchanie utreni

The conclusion of Matins

Op. 25, No. 6

S(div)ATB

6

Pa037

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Pa118

Dnes' vesna dusham

Today is the springtime of souls

Op. 74, No. 1

Sacred concerto

Troparion from Kanon for St. Thomas Sunday

SATB

Supplement to Prikhodskoe chtenie, No. 15 (1915)

First printed edition

2

Pa118

Pa047

Dostoino est'

It is truly meet

Op. 33, No. 3

Kievan Chant

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

PJu #29664 1904

First printed edition

2

Pa047

Pa045

Edinorodnyi Syne

Only begotten Son

Op. 33, No. 1

Znamenny Chant

PJu #29962 1904

First printed edition

Voice parts only.

4

Pa045

Izhe kheruvimy

Let us who mystically represent the cherubim

N.O.N.

Cherubic Hymn

SATB

First printed edition

No. 12 in vol. Sbornik No. 12, Na Liturgii, ed. by Kireev, 1915

2

Pa126

Pa031

Kheruvimskaia pesn'

Cherubic Hymn

Op. 24

Izhe kheruvimy

SSAATTBB (divisi)

PJu #29162 1904

First printed edition

13

Pa031

Pa098

Kheruvimskaia pesn'

Cherubic Hymn

Op. 61, No. 1

Izhe kheruvimy

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

PJu #33309 n.d.

First printed edition

5

Pa098