Bogorodyechyen (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)

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  • (Posted 2016-11-17)   CPDL #41901:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-11-17).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 73 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Measure bars added at ends of phrases; measures are unequal, some with an odd number of beats. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Bogorodyechyen
Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChant

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1882 by Pyotr Jurgenson in Moscow.

Description: Богородечен, Bogorodyechen, Theotokion. All-Night Vigil, Opus 50, No. 15. Originally only two measures.

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Original text and translations

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

И ныне и присно
и во веки веков. Аминь.
Преблагословенна еси Богородице Дева,
Воплощшим бо ся из Тебе ад пленися,
Адам воззвася, клятва потребися,
Ева слободися, смерть умертвися,
и мы ожихом.
Тем воспевающе вопием:
благословен Христос Бог,
благоволивый тако, слава Тебе.

English.png English translation

Now and for ever,
to the end of ages. Amen.
Blessed are you, virgin mother of God,
embodiment of the captivity of hell,
Adam's cry, requirement of oaths,
Eve's freedom, the killing of death,
and my anticipation.
They cry out their praises:
Blessed is Christ our God,
as with you, favored one, we bless you.

Translation by Barry Johnston