Megalynarion for the Dormition (Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov)

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  • (Posted 2001-06-07)  CPDL #02776:  Network.png
Editor: Alexander Ledkovsky (submitted 2001-06-07).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 567 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Church Slavonic, PDF file contains full score as well as partbook format

General Information

Title: The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos
Composer: Pyotr Ivanovich Turchaninov

Number of voices: 7vv   Voicing: SAATTBB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Scroll down to 15th of August.

External websites:

Original text and translations

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

Ангели Успение Пречистыя видевше,
удивишася, како Дева восходит от земли на небо.
Побеждаются естества уставы в Тебе, Дево чистая,
девствует бо рождество,
и Живот предобручает смерть;
по рождестве Дева, и по смерти жива,
и спасаеши присно, Богородице,
наследие Твое.

English.png English translation

The angels, having beheld the Dormition of the Most pure One,
were struck with wonder, at how the Virgin went up from earth to heaven.
In thee, O Virgin without spot, the bounds of nature are overcome
for childbirth remains virgin
and death is betrothed to life.
O Theotokos, Virgin after bearing child and alive after death,
do thou ever save thine inheritance.