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

Male Choir of the Moscow Patriarchate Publishing Dept.

Hieromonk Amvrosiy

Cantica Musikproduktion

A059

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A52b_search Pavel Chesnokov Pavel Chesnokov: Panikhida 2

Pavel Chesnokov

"Domestik" Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

Valery Kopanev

Domestik

A052b

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A94_search Pavel Chesnokov Sacred Works by Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov

The "Domestik" Municipal Choir of Yekaterinburg

Valery Kopanev

Domestik

A094

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

Pavel Chesnokov

Mixed

Church Slavonic

10

98

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Cn-panmc_search Pavel Chesnokov Memorial Service (Requiem)
Panihida

Pavel Chesnokov

Men's

Church Slavonic

52

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Panihida

Pavel Chesnokov

Mixed

Church Slavonic

52

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Cn225(mc)_search Pavel Chesnokov The Wise Thief
Razboynika blagorazumnago

Pavel Chesnokov

TTBB w/ Tenor solo

Church Slavonic

Cn225(mc)

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Cn267_search Pavel Chesnokov To Thee, O Victorious Leader (from All-Night Vigil)
Vzbrannoy voyevode

Pavel Chesnokov

Kievan Chant

SATB

Church Slavonic

Cn267

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Cn179_search Pavel Chesnokov We Have No Other Help
Ne imamï inïya pomoshchi

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SATB(div)

Church Slavonic

Cn179

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Cn245b_search Pavel Chesnokov We Hymn Thee
Tebe poyem

Pavel Chesnokov

SATB

Church Slavonic

Cn245b

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Cn187b_search Pavel Chesnokov We Hymn Thee
Tebe poyem

Pavel Chesnokov

Kievan Chant

SATB

Church Slavonic

Cn187b

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Cn218-19_search Pavel Chesnokov With the Saints Give Rest 'Ode 9
So sviatimi upokoy; Pesn 9-ya

Pavel Chesnokov

SATB

Church Slavonic

Cn218-19

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Bless The Lord, O My Soul

Pavel Chesnokov

Hymns of the Russian Orthodox Church (2 CD set)

Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow

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O Mother of God

Pavel Chesnokov

Hymns of the Russian Orthodox Church (2 CD set)

Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow

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Blessed art Thou, O Lord... The angelic council

Pavel Chesnokov

God Is With Us (3 Classic CDs in mp3 format)

Choirs of the Holy Trinity-St Sergius Monastery and Moscow Theological Academy

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Having Beheld the Resurrection

Pavel Chesnokov

God Is With Us (3 Classic CDs in mp3 format)

Choirs of the Holy Trinity-St Sergius Monastery and Moscow Theological Academy

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Arise O God

Pavel Chesnokov

Holy Russia: Hymns of Great Lent and Pascha (2 CDs)

Church Choir of "Joy of All the Sorrowful"

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Paschal Hours

Pavel Chesnokov

Holy Russia: Hymns of Great Lent and Pascha (2 CDs)

Church Choir of "Joy of All the Sorrowful"

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Let my prayer arise

Pavel Chesnokov

Hymns of the Russian Orthodox Church (2 CD set)

Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow

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The wise thief

Pavel Chesnokov

Hymns of the Russian Orthodox Church (2 CD set)

Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow

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The angel cried

Pavel Chesnokov

Hymns of the Russian Orthodox Church (2 CD set)

Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow

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Before the dawn

Pavel Chesnokov

Hymns of the Russian Orthodox Church (2 CD set)

Choir of the Church of "Joy of All Sorrowful" Icon - Moscow