Archpriest Dmitry Allemanov (1867-1928)
ALLEMANOV, Archpriest Dmitry Vasil’yevich (b. 22 October [3 November] 1867, Buzuluk, in today’s Orenburg district, d. 13 September, 1928, Moscow) — completed the Orenburg Regional School, from 1885, served as precentor in the city of Iletskaya Zashchita. From 1888 lived in Moscow, where he studied composition with S. V. Smolensky, Yu. K. Arnold, and V. S. Orlov, in 1890 received a diploma of precentor of the second rank from the Imperial Court Chapel, in 1900 completed the Samara Theological Seminary, served as precentor in the church of the Most Holy Theotokos in Moscow, from 1904 taught singing in the Moscow Theological Seminary, from 1910 taught history of church singing in the Moscow Synodal School. Author of several works in the ﬁeld of the history and theory of church singing, as well as composer of 93 known sacred works and arrangements of church chants (publ. by P. Jurgenson), a complete Obikhod [Common Book], and harmonizations (with A. Zveryov) of Byzantine church melodies. A.’s compositions and arrangements are characterized by simplicity of voice leading and choral texture, and feature simple chorale-style harmony. Despite A.’s proliﬁc compositional output, not many of his works became widely used in the church repertoire: among them, the Heirmoi of the Kanon for the Nativity “Hristos razhdayetsia” [“Christ Is Born”], the Introductory Psalm at Vespers, and the Sticheron at the Lity for the Nativity “TRANSLITERATED TITLE” [“The angels in heaven all rejoice”].
Archpriest Dmitry Allemanov A Mercy of Peace
Archpriest Dmitry Allemanov Christ Is Born
Today the grace of the Holy Spirit
Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow