Shestopsalmie (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

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  • (Posted 2016-01-21)  CPDL #38241:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-01-21).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 97 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Words in Church Slavonic, with transliteration underneath.

General Information

Title: Shestopsalmie (The six Psalms)
First Line: Слава в вышних Богу (Glory to God in the highest)
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff

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

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1915 by Russian Music Publisher, Moscow
Description: Всенощное бдение (All-Night Vigil), Op. 37, No. 7.

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Original text and translations

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

Слава в вышних Богу, и на земли мир,
в человецех благоволение.
Господи, устне мои отверзеши,
и уста моя возвестят хвалу Твою.

English.png English translation

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
good will to men.
Lord, open my lips,
and my mouth shall proclaim your praise.

Translation by Barry Johnston