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Andrew B. Kovalev

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Andrew B. Kovalev — PhD in Arts, Associate Professor, Academy of Choral Art, Festivalnaya St., 2, 125565 Moscow, Russia. E-mail: info@axu.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 45


Pp. 205-214


March 16, 2017

Date of publication

September 15, 2017

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The object of the study is the cyclic choral work by V. I. Rubin entitled “Easter Sunday” in nine parts, referring to the type of non-traditional genres of Russian sacred music, of extra-service purpose, different composition of performers and textual basis. The subject of the research is the identification of genre and dramatic features of this work, conditioned by its connection with the liturgical and singing tradition, on the one hand, and freedom in the presentation of canonical Church Slavonic texts, and the construction of the choral cycle on the other. We give particular attention to the figurative and thematic content of the work at the level of two-part nature, including story-event and “prayer” small cycles, and also at the level of dramatic lines that are the embodiment of the generalized description of the “earthly world” and personal religious feelings. The results of the research testify to the originality of the figurative and thematic organization and musical composition of the spiritual and musical work related to the type of non-traditional genres whose task is to familiarize the broad strata of the population with different attitudes towards religious issues and the origins of our national culture.


Easter, Liturgy, genre, oratorio, chant, tradition, worship, concerts.


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