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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Pavel Chesnokov

Choir of the Live-Giving Spring

Evgeny Travin

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Pavel Chesnokov

"Domestik" Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

Valery Kopanev

Domestik

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Pavel Chesnokov

The "Domestik" Municipal Choir of Yekaterinburg

Valery Kopanev

Domestik

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PaTRAM Institute Male Choir

Vladimir Gorbik

Reference Recordings

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Cn-anv2_search Pavel Chesnokov All-Night Vigil, op. 44
Vsenoshchnoye bdeniye

Pavel Chesnokov

Mixed

Church Slavonic

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Panihida

Pavel Chesnokov

Men's

Church Slavonic

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Panihida

Pavel Chesnokov

Mixed

Church Slavonic

52

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Zastupnitse userdnaya

Pavel Chesnokov

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Cn048(iwc)cover_search Pavel Chesnokov Of Thy Mystical Supper
Vecheri Tvoyeya

Pavel Chesnokov

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Spasi, Bozhe

Pavel Chesnokov

SATB, B solo

Church Slavonic

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Oy, kabi Volga Matushka

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SATB

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O, presladkiy i vseshchedriy Iisuse

Pavel Chesnokov

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Mati Bozhiya

Pavel Chesnokov

SATB (div)

Church Slavonic

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Pokayania otverzi mi dveri

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Of Thy Mystical Supper

Pavel Chesnokov

God Is With Us

Konevets Quartet

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Open to me the doors

Pavel Chesnokov

Sacred Works by Pavel Chesnokov

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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O Victorious Leader (arr. of Kievan Chant)

Pavel Chesnokov

Panagia; Orthodox Hymns to the Mother of God

Archangel Voices

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Praise the name of the Lord (znamenny chant)

Pavel Chesnokov

Sacred Songs of Russia

Gloriae Dei Cantores

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The Angel Cried

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In the Bond of Love

Male Choir of the Moscow Representation Church of the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Monastery

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With the spirits of the righteous

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Pavel Chesnokov: Panikhida 2

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Augmented Litany. Dismissal

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Pavel Chesnokov: Panikhida 2

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Cherubic Hymn

Pavel Chesnokov

Beautiful Pascha (Paskha Krasnaya)

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

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Come, let us bless the ever-memorable Joseph

Pavel Chesnokov

Sacred Works by Pavel Chesnokov

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Gladsome Light

Pavel Chesnokov

Kastalsky (1856-1926): Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Chants of the Russian Orthodox Church

The Bolshoi Theatre Children's Choir

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