César Antonovich Cui

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Born: 1835-01-06 (Old Style)

Died: 1918-03-13

Biography: Lithuanian-Russian composer of French-Lithuanian descent.

Profession: professor of fortifications in the military academies of St. Petersburg.

Copious avocations in music: composition and journalism. Composer of 15 operas, orchestral music, much choral music (mostly secular, some sacred), chamber music, piano music, hundreds of art songs.

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List of choral works

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(A cappella unless otherwise marked)

Sacred Choral

  • "Ave Maria," op. 34, for 1-2 women's voices with piano or harmonium (1886)
  • Three Psalms, op. 80, for mixed voices (1910)
  • Song of the Most Holy Theotokos [Песнь Пресвятыя Богородицы = Pesn' presvjatyja bogorodicy] (i.e. the Russian Orthodox Magnificat), op. 93, for soprano solo and mixed voices (1914)

Secular Choral and Part-Song

  • Two Choruses to Words by Pushkin, op. 4, for mixed voices with orchestra (1860)
  • Chorus mysticus trium vocum muliebrium (Mystical Chorus) [Мистический хор = Mističeskij khor], op. 6, for women's voices and orchestra or piano, text from Dante's Purgatorio (1871)
  • Seven Choruses, op. 28, for mixed voices (1885)
  • "Les oiseaux d'Argenteau," for children's voices (1887)
  • Five Choruses, op. 46, for mixed voices (1893)
  • Six Choruses, op. 53, for mixed voices (1895)
  • Seven Little Duet-Choruses, Op. 101, for children's or women's voices, (1899) (not published)
  • Zwei Lieder, op. 58, for men's voices (1901)
  • Seven Vocal Quartets, Op. 59, for mixed voices (1901)
  • Six Choruses, op. 63, for mixed voices (1903)
  • Seven Little Choruses on texts by Belousov, op. 77 (1908)
  • Thirteen Choruses, op. 85, for women's and children's voices with piano (1911)
  • Nine Vocal Quartets for men's voices, op. 88 (1911-1912).
  • March of the Russian Falcons [Марш русских соколов = Marsh russkikh sokolov, for mixed voices with piano (1912)
  • Cantata in Commemoration of the Three-Hundredth Anniversary of the Reign of the House of the Romanovs, 1613-1913, op. 89, for mixed voices with orchestra or piano (1913)
  • Your Poetic Art [Твой стих = Tvoj stikh], Cantata in Memory of M.Yu. Lermontov, op. 96, for mixed voices with orchestra or piano (1914)
  • "They're Marching" ["Идут" = "Idut"], for men's voices (1914)


Most compositions published in Russia, by Bessel, Jurgenson, and Belaieff. Principal publisher in France was Leduc.

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