Dmitry Yaichkov (1869-1953)
Yaichkov devoted much attention to singing in the schools; compiled a number of musical textbooks, collections of children’s songs, arrangements of church hymns for children’s choir. In the area of sacred music he published 21 individual works, half of which are arrangements of various chants, and also a number of collections of service music: Melodies for “Lord, I call” — Resurrectional stichera, dogmatica, troparia at “The Lord is God” and heirmoi of znamenny, Kievan, and Greek Chants; The Memorial Service. An essay in harmonizing ancient chants; The Order for a Prayer Service of Thanksgiving; Stichera at the Lity, et al. Yaichkov’s arrangements are characterized by modal diatonic harmony, the use of counter-voice polyphony and a clarity of sonority.
Troparion, Entrance of the Theotokos
Nativity Matins Prokeimenon - Tone 4
St. Symeon Orthodox Church Choir (Birmingham, Alabama)