Pavel Chesnokov (1877-1944)

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CHESNOKOV, Pavel Grigor’yevich (b. 12 [ 24] October, 1877, near Voskresensk, Moscow region; d. 14 March, 1944, Moscow)—graduated from Moscow Synodal School of Church Singing in 1895; 1895–99, studied composition with Sergei Taneyev; graduated from Moscow Conservatory in 1917 in conducting and composition (student of Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov). From 1895, taught church singing (chant) at the Moscow Synodal School; served as precentor in several Moscow churches and taught choral music at various schools. From 1920 to 1944 was professor of choral music at the Moscow Conservatory and conductor of several state choirs in Moscow. Chesnokov is the most prolific composer associated with the Moscow Synodal School: his compositional output includes over 500 choral works, over 400 of which are sacred. His major opera include three complete settings of the Divine Liturgy, two complete settings of the All-Night Vigil, two settings of the Memorial Service, and a setting of the Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts. In addition, he composed numerous settings of individual hymns taken from the ordinary of the Liturgy and Vigil, from feast-day propers, and paraliturgical concertos. His choral writing is characterized by a variety of textures, from austere unisons to sumptuous eight-voice polyphony, and colorful harmony, which he often “spices” with chromaticism. Approximately one-third of his sacred works are chant-based, while the rest are free compositions.

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Choir of the Live-Giving Spring

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Domestik

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PaTRAM Institute Male Choir

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Vsenoshchnoye bdeniye

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Mixed

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O Tebe raduyetsia

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Russian “Greek” Chant

SATB(div)

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Milost' mira

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Milost' mira

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Za rekoyu, za bistroy

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Blazhen muzh

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SATB (B solo)

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Blagoslovi, dushe

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Russian "Greek" Chant

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Blagoslovi, dushe

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Russian “Greek” Chant

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Never, O Theotokos, Will We Cease to Speak Of Thy Powers

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Rejoice, Our Joy

Choir of Precentor School, Moscow Theological Academy

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The Angelic Council

Pavel Chesnokov

Beautiful Pascha (Paskha Krasnaya)

Choir of Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery and Moscow Sacred Academy and Seminary

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Why Hast Thou Cast Me Away From Thy Face

Pavel Chesnokov

Let My Prayer Arise

Konevets Quartet

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A Mercy of Peace

Pavel Chesnokov

With the Voice of the Archangel

Credo Chamber Choir

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Cherubic Hymn

Pavel Chesnokov

Orthodox Divine Liturgy; Master, Bless!

Archangel Voices

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Holy God Op38, no1

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It Is Truly Fitting

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PaTRAM Institute Male Choir

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Kanon Ode 9

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Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Let my prayer arise

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Sacred Works by Pavel Chesnokov

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Praise the Lord from the Heavens

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The Sacred Spirit of Russia

Conspirare

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