Izhe kheruvimui (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-01)   CPDL #38408:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-01).   Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 137 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Words in Church Slavonic, with transliterations underneath. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • CPDL #00347:     
Editor: Christopher Braginetz (submitted 1999-11-19).   Score information: Letter, 12 pages, 894 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In English. Public domain in USA, check copyright law in your own country before using

General Information

Title: Izhe kheruvimui (Cherubim Song), Opus 31, No. 8
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Lyricist: John Chrysostom

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: Sacred

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1910 by A. Gutheil in Moscow.

Description: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Opus 31, No. 8. This section comprises two different songs by the choir, separated in the liturgy by a sentence chanted by the priest.

  • a. Иже херувимы (Cherubim song), 47 measures.
  • b. Яко да Царя (To the King), 36 measures.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Heruvimskaya Pesn'.

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

Иже херувимы,
тайно образующе, и животворящей Тройце трисвятую песнь припевающе.
Всякое ныне житейское отложим попечение. Аминь.

Яко да Царя всех подымем.
Ангельскими невидимо дориносима чинми.
Аллилуиа.