Feb 21

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem [The Beatitudes] (Matthew 5:3-12) – Sergei Rachmaninoff

English: A black and white photo of Russian co...

English: A black and white photo of Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), date of photo not recorded. Digitaly restored using GIMP by Etincelles to remove dust spots, scratches and blemishes. Also cropped to focus on Rachmaninoff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Matthew 5:3-12 [Russian]

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Vo tsarstvii Tvoem, Op. 31, No. 4 (1910), composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Performed by Cambridge Singers


MP3: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Op. 31: Vo tsarstvii Tvoyem (The Beatitudes)


Vo Tsarstvii. Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). Choral octavo. With Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.Ra-005).


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Apr 14

Blazhen muzh [Blessed is the man] (Psalm 1:1,6; 2:11,12; 3:7,8) – Sergei Rachmaninoff


Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873 – 1943

Sergei Rachmaninoff, 1873 – 1943 (Image via Wikipedia)

Psalm 1:1,6; 2:11,12; 3:7,8

1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

7 Arise, O Lord; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly.

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.

Blazhen muzh, 3rd movement of All-Night Vigil (Vespers), Opus 37 (1915), by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Performed by The University of Utah Singers, A Cappella Choir & Salt Lake Choral Artists, under the direction of Dr. Brady Allred


MP3: Rachmaninoff: Vespers – Blazhen Muzh (Blessed is the man) / Robert Shaw Festival Singer / Telarc


Blessed Is the Man. (Blazhen muzh). By Alexander Dmitriyevich Kastalsky (1856-1926). For SATB choir (div). Choral octavo. Language: Church Slavonic. Published by Musica Russica (MR.KS-035).


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