LEDKOVSKY, Boris Mikhailovitch (1894-1975) The son of a priest, he directed a church choir from the age of fourteen. He studied at the ecclesiastical school in Novocherkassk, at the Modern School in Rostov-on-the-Don and at the Moscow Conservatory. He served in General Wrangel's forces and left Russia with the White Army. From 1951 on, he directed the choir of New York's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign and taught at St. Vladimir's Seminary.
Ledkovsky was a very prolific composer whose compositions and settings of church music are distinguished by a "great union of music and text, of liturgical moment" (Ivan Gardner). The Saint Job of Pochaev Press in Jordanville, New York, published Part I of the Obikhod and three anthologies of Ledkovsky's compositions under his editorship.