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Vladimir Rebikov

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REBIKOV, Vladimir Ivanovich (b. May 19 [May 31] 1866 – Krasnoyarsk; d. August 4, 1920 – Yalta) — after early studies in piano with his mother, and an unsuccessful application to the Moscow Conservatory, R. completed the Moscow University faculty of philology. He subsequently studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Nikolai Klenovsky, a pupil of Tchaikovsky, and then for three years in Berlin and Vienna. Returning to Russia, R. taught and gave concerts in various parts of the Russian Empire: Moscow, Odessa, Kishinev, Yalta, as well as in Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Leipzig, Florence and Paris. In 1909, he settled in Yalta, where he lived until his death in 1920.

As a composer, Rebikov may be regarded as an early Russian “modernist.” He explored such techniques as non-functional harmony, polytonality, the whole-tone scale, and fusions of music with movement (melomimicry) and with speech (melodeclamation—which can be likened to sprechstimme). In many of these areas he was ahead of Western European composers (Debussy, Schoenberg, Satie), who were to become firmly associated with the use of these devices. “C’etait moi, l’avant-garde!” he was known to exclaim.

Rebikov’s engagement with sacred choral music was relatively limited. His Liturgy and ten individual sacred choruses were composed, by the composer’s own admission, under the influence of Tchaikovsky, whose music he adored and emulated early in his career. A personal friendship with Alexander Kastalsky, reflected in a lively correspondence, may have encouraged him to compose his All-Night Vigil (1911), which is the most bold and unconventional piece of sacred music ever written on Orthodox liturgical texts.

(See Zvereva, Svetlana. “A. D. Kastal’skii i V. I. Rebikov ([Perepiska] Vstupitel’naia stat’ia)” [A. D. Kastalsky and V. I. Rebikov ([Correspondence]Introductory article)] in vol. Aleksandr Kastal’skii. Stat’i, materialy, vospominaniia, perepiska [Alexander Kastalsky. Articles, Materials, Memoirs, Correspondence], in ser. Russkaia dukhovnaia muzyka v dokumentax i materialakh, Tom V [Russian Sacred Music in Documents and Materials, Volume V], S. G. Zvereva, Compiler, editor, and author of introductory articles and commentaries, (M.: Znak, 2006), pp. 633-641.)

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Re017

Angel vopiiashe

The angel cried out

Op. 2

Hymn to the Mother of God at Paschaltide

SATB

PJu #34511 n.d.

First printed edition

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Re017

Re022

Blagoobraznyi Iosif

The noble Joseph

Op. 7

Troparion for Holy Saturday

SATB and Tenor Solo

PJu #34516 n.d.

First printed edition

Defective original

3

Re022

Re021

Chertog Tvoi

Thy bridal chamber

Op. 6

Exaposteilarion for Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

SATB

PJu #34515 n.d.

First printed edition

2

Re021

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Liturgiia sv. Ioanna Zlatoustago

Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

S.Op. 1

Selected Hymns from the Divine Liturgy

PJu # 1899

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No. 1 [Velikaia ekteniia] Posle vozglasheniia “Blagoslovenno tsarstvo”

[The Great Litany] After the exclamation “Blessed is the kingdom”

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

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No. 2 Slava i nyne. Edinorodnyi Syne

Glory now and ever. Only begotten Son

SATB

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No. 3 Sviatyi Bozhe

Holy God

S(div)ATB(div)

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No. 4 Posle chteniia Apostola

After the reading of the Epistle

S(div)A(div)TB(div)

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No. 5 Posle chteniia Evangeliia [Sugubaia ekteniia]

After the reading of the Gospel [Augmented Litany]

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

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No. 6 Kheruvimskaia pesn'

Cherubic Hymn

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

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No. 7 Posle Kheruvimskoi pesni [Prositel’naia ekteniia]

After the Cherubic Hymn [Litany of Supplication]

SATB

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Re007

Re008

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No. 8 Simvol very

The Symbol of Faith

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

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Re009

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No. 9 Milost’ mira

A Mercy of Peace

S(div)A(div)TB(div)

4

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No. 10 Posle vozglasheniia: Tvoia o Tvoikh [Tebe poem]

After the exclamation “Thine own of Thine own” [We hymn Thee]

SATB

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Re010

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No. 11 Posle slov: Izriadno o presviatei [Dostoino est’]

After the words: “Especially for the most holy” [It is truly meet]

S(div)A(div)TB(div)

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No. 12 Posle vozglasheniia: I dazhd’ nam edinemi usty

After the exclamation: “And grant that with one mouth”

SATB

1

Re012

Re013

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No. 13 Molitva Gospodnia

The Lord’s Prayer

TTBB

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Re014

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No. 14 Khvalite Gospoda s nebes. Prichastnyi stikh.

Praise the Lord from the heavens. The Communion Hymn

SATB

3

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Re015

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No. 15 Posle vozglasheniia: So strakhom Bozhiim

After the exclamation “With the fear of God“

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

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Re023

Nyne sily nebesnyia No. 1

Now the powers of heaven No. 1

Op. 8

Cherubic Hymn from Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

S(div)ATB

PJu #34517 n.d.

First printed edition

3

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Re024

Nyne sily nebesnyia No. 2

Now the powers of heaven No. 2

Op. 9

Cherubic Hymn from Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts

S(div)ATB

PJu #34518 n.d.

First printed edition

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Re024

Re019

Pod Tvoiu milost'

Beneath Thy mercy

Op. 4

Sacred concerto

Hymn to the Mother of God

SATB

PJu #34513 n.d.

First printed edition

2

Re019

Re025

So Sviatymi upokoi

With the Saints give rest

N.O.N.

Kontakion for the departed

SATB

PJu #35025 n.d.

First printed edition

2

Re025

Re020

Tropar' na Rozhdestvo Presv. Bogoroditsy

Troparion for the Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God

Op. 5

Rozhdestvo Tvoe, Bogoroditse Devo

S(div)A(div)TB

PJu #34514 n.d.

First printed edition

2

Re020

Re016

Tropar' Rozhdestvu Khristovu

Troparion for the Nativity of Christ

N.O.N.

Rozhdestvo Tvoe, Khriste Bozhe nash

SAT(div)B(div)

PJu #972 n.d.

First printed edition

Defective original

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Re016