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Russian Choral Music Arrangements

There is a long history of vocal harmony singing in Russia with Russian liturgical music being a part of the culture for centuries. There is also the tradition of folk choirs who sings the songs of old Russia and of life on the Steppes. Modern composers create new songs that keep the tradition alive and well.

Arrangements from Russian - Russia


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Imant Raminsh : Slavic Folks Songs : SATB : Sheet Music

Imant Raminsh : Slavic Folks Songs

The pieces of the first set are arrangements of folk-songs from the Russian and Doukhobor traditions and were prepared for the Vancouver Chamber Choir's 1989 tour of the former Soviet Union. Of the three, "All Throughout the Great Wide World" and "Along the Peterskaya" are well-known Russian tunes, highly rhythmic and vigorous; and employ quasi-instrumental accompaniment effects, whistling, and optional sleigh-bells and slap-stick (whip). The second (The Black Raven) comes from the Doukhobor community of British Columbia, Canada, and is a poignant lament of great lyricism and power. It uses a contralto soloist to introduce and carry melody through a piece.

Songlist: All Throughout the Great Wide World, America's Like a Sister, Canada's Like a Mother, In a Pine Forest, The Black Raven, Along the Peterskaya

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Voicing: SATB | 7002b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Noelle Mann : Russian Sacred Music for Choir : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193436879 : 9780193436879

Noelle Mann : Russian Sacred Music for Choir

This collection of 27 Russian sacred choral works was compiled and edited by Russian music scholar and choral director Noelle Mann, who was curator of the Prokofiev Archive at the Centre for Russian Music, Goldsmiths College.

Songlist: A Mercy of Peace, Bless the Lord, O My Soul, Blessed is the Man, Cherubic Hymn, Do Not Reject Me in My Old Age, Gentle Light, I Cry Aloud With My Voice Unto The Lord, It Is Truly Meet, Let My Prayer Arise, Lord, Save the Faithful, Many Year, Our Father, Praise the Name of the Lord, Rejoice, O Nicholas, Great Wonderworker, Rejoice, O Virgin Mother of God, Sacred Love, The ever-vigilant Mother of God, The Great Doxology

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Voicing: SATB | 4115b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


Ralph Allwood : Russian Choral Masterpieces : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088442651 : 0711995850 : 14028113

Ralph Allwood : Russian Choral Masterpieces

An original and exciting collection of anthems and other choral pieces written for the Orthodox Church and inspired by the Church in Russia, selected by Ralph Allwood. Partly because of the re-emergence of the Church in the former Soviet Union, interest in Christian musical sources alternative to the great body of the Anglican and other Western Christian traditions has grown sharply in recent years. Though the works presented here may be unfamiliar, they are all masterly. Designed to appeal to choirs of various levels, the collection includes a Kontakion and Ikos for the funeral service, anthems by Great Russian Romantics: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Grechaninov; and composers from our age: Stravinsky, Schnittke, or Arvo Part speaking for a tradition outside the Orthodox Church, as well as settings of the Lord's Prayer in both Russian and English by John Tavener.

Songlist: Let My Prayer Arise, The Cherubic Hymn, We sing to Thee, Mother of God and Virgen, Blessed is the Man, The Cherubic Hymn, Come, Let Us Worship, Concerto for Mixed Chorus, Movement IV, Pater Noster, The Lord's Prayer, a. and b., The Cherubic Hymn, How Blessed Are They That Are Chosen by Thee, The Lord's Prayer, O Praise Him, We Sing to Thee, When Jesus Christ Was Yet a Child, Kontakion and Ikos for the Funeral Service

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Voicing: SATB | 5030b | Songbook | $25.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Those Evening Bells : SATB : 01 Songbook : MZ15458

Various Arrangers : Those Evening Bells

Popular Russian romances and folk songs for chorus a cappella, with solos.

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Voicing: SATB | 6729b | Songbook | $23.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Russian Folk Songs : SSA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Russian Folk Songs

"Kalinka" is about a young man sitting under a red berry bush (Kalinka), singing of his feelings for his sweetheart. The expressiveness of the song is achieved through the contrast between a lively and rhythmic chorus and the more legato and subdued verses. The Russian folk song "One Day By The River A Young Cossack Roamed" is transcribed and arranged here based on a version sung by Olga and Kristina Bashirin in Irkutsk, Russia, in July of 1993. Includes both English and Russian text with pronunciation guide for the Russian.

Songlist: Kalinka, One Day By The River A Young Cossack Roamed

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Voicing: SSA | 8021b | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Bayushki Bayu (A Russian Lullaby) : SSA : 0 : Sheet Music : 00-31305 : 038081340739

Bayushki Bayu (A Russian Lullaby)

Based on a short Russian phrase commonly spoken by a mother to a child, this delicate lullaby delights with its lilting triple meter and haunting melodic theme.

Country: Russia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31305 | Showtrax CD Available


Bayushki Bayu (A Russian Lullaby) : 2-Part : 0 : Sheet Music : 00-31306 : 038081340746

Bayushki Bayu (A Russian Lullaby)

Based on a short Russian phrase commonly spoken by a mother to a child, this delicate lullaby delights with its lilting triple meter and haunting melodic theme.

Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.75 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-31306 | Showtrax CD Available


Birch Tree : SSAA : Stanislav Gribkov : Sheet Music : 08744977 : 073999615524

Stanislav Gribkov : Birch Tree

Arranged by Stanislav Gribkov, the artistic director and chief conductor of the St. Petersburg TV and Radio Choir, this intricate setting sounds harder than it is. The ChoirTrax CD has a full performance track as well as a recorded pronunciation guide by a native speaker.Available separately: 4-Part Treble and ChoirTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:25.

Arranger: Stanislav Gribkov | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744977 | Choirtrax CD Available


Carol of the Russian Children : SATB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08747143 : 884088149543

Audrey Snyder : Carol of the Russian Children

This folk carol captures the stark beauty of the Russian landscape in winter. Rich vocal lines and an instrumental obbligato (oboe preferred) float above the full harmonies. Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747143


Carol of the Russian Children : SAB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08747144 : 884088149550

Audrey Snyder : Carol of the Russian Children

This folk carol captures the stark beauty of the Russian landscape in winter. Rich vocal lines and an instrumental obbligato (oboe preferred) float above the full harmonies.Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747144


Carol of the Russian Children : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08747145 : 884088149567

Audrey Snyder : Carol of the Russian Children

This folk carol captures the stark beauty of the Russian landscape in winter. Rich vocal lines and an instrumental obbligato (oboe preferred) float above the full harmonies.Available separately: SATB, SAB and 2-Part. Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747145


Christmas in Saint Petersburg : SSAATTBB : Valeria Crescenz : Valeria Crescenz : Sheet Music : 9780193868724 : 9780193868724

Valeria Crescenz : Christmas in Saint Petersburg

for SSAATTBB unaccompanied

Composer: Valeria Crescenz | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $3.85 | A Cappella |
9780193868724


Frosty Winter Snow : 3-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08552243 : 884088396275

Audrey Snyder : Frosty Winter Snow

You'll thrill to the wintry sights and sounds that this sparkling Russian folksong evokes as it celebrates the first snowfall of winter! Perform it in English or with the very short and easily-learned Russian text, this will be a delightful choice for holiday and winter programs. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552243 | Voicetrax CD Available


Frosty Winter Snow : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08552244 : 884088396282

Audrey Snyder : Frosty Winter Snow

You'll thrill to the wintry sights and sounds that this sparkling Russian folksong evokes as it celebrates the first snowfall of winter! Perform it in English or with the very short and easily-learned Russian text, this will be a delightful choice for holiday and winter programs. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552244 | Voicetrax CD Available


I Loved You : SSAA : Jay Rouse : Sheet Music : 35030099 : 888680041571 : 1495008371

Jay Rouse : I Loved You

The Russian poet Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin's text infuses emotion into this new SSAA voicing of the best-selling SATB choral setting. Combining contemporary harmonies, a sweeping romantic melody, traditional Russian poetry, and the universal message of love and loss, this arrangement allows for lessons on many levels.

Arranger: Jay Rouse | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030099


Kalinka : SAB : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 00116795 : 884088882884

Audrey Snyder : Kalinka

Audiences and singers will thrill to this famous Russian folk favorite in an accessible setting for younger and developing choirs. Exciting tempo changes and dynamic contrasts will be tremendously fun to rehearse and perform! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116795 | Showtrax CD Available


Kalinka : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 00116796 : 884088882891

Audrey Snyder : Kalinka

Audiences and singers will thrill to this famous Russian folk favorite in an accessible setting for younger and developing choirs. Exciting tempo changes and dynamic contrasts will be tremendously fun to rehearse and perform! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00116796 | Showtrax CD Available


Kalinka : SSA : Joan Gregoryk : Sheet Music : 48004536 : 073999331363

Joan Gregoryk : Kalinka

Kalinka is about a young man sitting under a red berry bush (Kalinka), singing of his feelings for his sweetheart. The expressiveness of the song is achieved through the contrast between a lively and rhythmic chorus and the more legato and subdued verses.

Arranger: Joan Gregoryk | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004536


Korobushka : SAB : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 08552355 : 884088564353

Emily Crocker : Korobushka

This famous Russian folk song tells the story of a peddler and a girl in a spirited setting that your developing singers will love to sing! The two banter back and forth alternating with a dance-like vocal interlude. After a grand pause, the music gradually accelerates to the final breathless Hey! Includes Russian and English lyrics, with a pronunciation guide. Availible separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:15.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552355 | Showtrax CD Available


Korobushka : 2-Part : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 08552356 : 884088564360

Emily Crocker : Korobushka

This famous Russian folk song tells the story of a peddler and a girl in a spirited setting that your developing singers will love to sing! The two banter back and forth alternating with a dance-like vocal interlude. After a grand pause, the music gradually accelerates to the final breathless Hey! Includes Russian and English lyrics, with a pronunciation guide. Availble separately 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and VoiceTrax CD. Duration: 2:20.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552356 | Showtrax CD Available


Minka : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 00-33041 : 038081359496

Greg Gilpin : Minka

Greg Gilpin's partner-song arrangement makes this Russian folk song a sure-fire success for winter concerts. Kids will enjoy the "Deck the Hall" and "Jingle Bells" texts, not to mention the accelerando to the end! Accompaniment included on PianoTrax 2 CD (00-33042).

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-33041 | Showtrax CD Available


One Day By The River A Young Cossack Roamed : SSA : Lana Walter : Sheet Music : 48004647 : 073999670080

Lana Walter : One Day By The River A Young Cossack Roamed

This Russian folk song is transcribed and arranged here based on a version sung by Olga and Kristina Bashirin in Irkutsk, Russia, in July of 1993. Includes both English and Russian text with pronunciation guide for the Russian.

Arranger: Lana Walter | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004647


Pai Duli Vwihdui Ja : SATB : Steven Sametz : Sheet Music : 9780193862425

Steven Sametz : Pai Duli Vwihdui Ja

Russian folk song

Arranger: Steven Sametz | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 9780193862425


Rushing Troika : 2-Part : Sara Glick : Sheet Music : 08301738 : 073999880441

Sara Glick : Rushing Troika

From the Songs of the World collection by the Judith Herrington and Sara Glick team, this selection describes the thrill of riding swiftly over the snow-covered countryside in a troika; a sleigh pulled by three horses.

Arranger: Sara Glick | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301738


Russian Alleluia : SATB : Donald Moore : Donald Moore : Sheet Music : 00-28454 : 038081297453

Donald Moore : Russian Alleluia

This a cappella edition is based on Tchaikovskyis arrangement of a song composed by 18th century Russian composer, Dmitry Bortnyansky. Bortnyanskyis polyphonic style (developed during an extended stay in Italy) is evident throughout, as are the uniquely Russian harmonic progressions. A great masterwork sound and a solid study of cultural influences on composition.

Composer: Donald Moore | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella


Russian Dance (from <I>The Nutcracker Suite</I>) : SSAA : Jeff Funk : The Nutcracker : Sheet Music : 00-27094 : 038081263014

Jeff Funk : Russian Dance (from The Nutcracker Suite)

Sung entirely on "fa-la-la" and "plum," this novelty piece successfully transforms Tchaikovsky's orchestration into a light and lively a cappella choral. A jovial choice for holiday performances, Jeff Funk's arrangement dances along from its recognizable opening flourish to the accelerating, jolly end. Guaranteed to make you smile!

Arranger: Jeff Funk | Country: Russia | Musical: The Nutcracker

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.75 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-27094


The Birch Tree : 2-Part : Shirley McRae : Sheet Music : 08301871 : 884088328818

Shirley McRae : The Birch Tree

The birch tree is deeply rooted in the soil and this Russian folksong setting captures the essence of the imagery: graceful, tenderly sad, lost, but ultimately recovered and remembered. Well-crafted, this work will provide an expressive showcase for your young voices.

Arranger: Shirley McRae | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301871


The Lonely Ash Tree : 2-Part : Sarah Glick : Sheet Music : 08301737 : 073999860696

Sarah Glick : The Lonely Ash Tree

This Russian folk song setting provides the metaphor of the mountain ash and oaktrees, separated by a river, poignantly portraying the sadness of ill-fated love. As always the craftsmanship is first rate, with a descriptive keyboard and well-written vocal lines. Excellent for young voices, school or concert.

Arranger: Sarah Glick | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301737


Three Russian Folk Songs (Medley) : SAB : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 47123019 : 073999188431

Emily Crocker : Three Russian Folk Songs (Medley)

Audiences will thrill to this exciting medley of Russian folk favorites. Available: TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Russia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 47123019


Three Russian Folk Songs (Medley) : 2-Part : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 47123020 : 073999028713

Emily Crocker : Three Russian Folk Songs (Medley)

Audiences will thrill to this exciting medley of Russian folk favorites. Available: TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Russia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.65 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 47123020


Three Russian Folk Songs (Medley) : TTB : Emily Crocker : Sheet Music : 47123021 : 073999725117

Emily Crocker : Three Russian Folk Songs (Medley)

Audiences will thrill to this exciting medley of Russian folk favorites. Available: TTB, 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30.

Arranger: Emily Crocker | Country: Russia

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 47123021


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