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

"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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Pavel Chesnokov

PaTRAM Institute Male Choir

Vladimir Gorbik

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Vsenoshchnoye bdeniye

Pavel Chesnokov

Mixed

Church Slavonic

10

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Panihida

Pavel Chesnokov

Men's

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Panihida

Pavel Chesnokov

Mixed

Church Slavonic

52

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O Tebe raduyetsia

Pavel Chesnokov

Russian “Greek” Chant

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Church Slavonic

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Milost' mira

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Milost' mira

Pavel Chesnokov

SSAA

Church Slavonic

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Za rekoyu, za bistroy

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SATB

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FS040

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Blazhen muzh

Pavel Chesnokov

SATB (B solo)

Church Slavonic

Cn259

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Blagoslovi, dushe

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Russian "Greek" Chant

SSAA

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Blagoslovi, dushe

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Blagoslovi, dushe

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Russian “Greek” Chant

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Church Slavonic

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Give rest, O Lord

Pavel Chesnokov

Pavel Chesnokov: Panikhida 2

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Great Doxology

Pavel Chesnokov

Sacred Works by Pavel Chesnokov

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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It is truly fitting

Pavel Chesnokov

Volume 1 - Russian Orthodox Sacred Music

Vesna Children's Choir, Moscow

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The Great Doxology

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Teach Me Thy Statutes

PaTRAM Institute Male Choir

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A mercy of peace

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Volume 1 - Russian Orthodox Sacred Music

Vesna Children's Choir, Moscow

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Bless the Lord, O My Soul

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Teach Me Thy Statutes

PaTRAM Institute Male Choir

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Kanon--Ode 6

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Pavel Chesnokov: Panikhida 2

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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The Eternal Council

Pavel Chesnokov

Classical and Folk Music

Russian Patriarchate Choir

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To Thee, the victorious Leader

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Sacred Works by Pavel Chesnokov

Domestik Municipal Choir Choir of Ekaterinburg

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Troparion to Prince Daniel

Pavel Chesnokov

Triumph of Russian Orthodoxy; Hymns from the Prayer Service

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