Blazheni yazhe izbral (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-12)  CPDL #41784:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-12).   Score information: Letter, 4 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: In the original, Alto goes up to high C – measures 1-2 and 9-51 of Alto moved down one octave. Words in (reformed) Church Slavonic, with transliterations underneath. Translation provided.

General Information

Title: Blazheni yazhe izbral
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1885 by Pyotr Jurgenson in Moscow
Description: Blessed are the chosen ones, subtitled Communion verse in funeral liturgy. Nine spiritual-musical compositions, No. 7, apparently without Opus Number. Words from Russian Orthodox Service for the Dead, based on Psalm 64:5 and 101:13.

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Original text and translations

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

Блажени яже избрал
Причастний стих на заупокойной литургий

Блажени яже избрал и приял еси,
И память их
в род и род.

English.png English translation

Blessed are the chosen ones
Communion verse in funeral liturgy

Blessed are the chosen ones,
which You have taken, Lord!
And their memory is
from generation to generation.

Translation by Barry Johnston