“At My Father’s Gate” is a whimsical Russian folk song best known for its use in the middle movement of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, where it is used as one of the leitmotivs to symbolize the resilience of the Russian nation with its deep folk roots. It was also arranged for men’s voices by Modest Musorgsky (cat. no. FS 045[mc]
). This miniature setting by Kastalsky makes a great program closer or encore number.