Лаврикова Ю. Н. "Неизвестный" Ц. А. Кюи: о духовной тематике в хоровом творчестве Композитора // Вестник ПСТГУ. Серия V: Вопросы истории и теории христианского искусства. 2016. Вып. 3 (23). С. 159-164. DOI: 10.15382/sturV201623.159-164
Choral works of the famous Russian composer of the 19th century César Cui play a signiﬁcant role in the development of the musical Russian culture. The catalogue of choral art of the composer includes the works of various subject scope and means of musical language as well as the ones of the original genre and stylistic orientation, such as vocal quartets, duet-choruses, etc. However, among this diverse material there are the little-known compositions relevant to the genre of the sacred music, namely three psalms (No. 6, 21, 32), sacred concert (Magniﬁcat «My soul doth magnify the Lord»), two works «Ave Maria», «Mystical choir», children's music. The byway of the Cui’s sacred music, having been urged the author to write the article, reveals its purpose — to examine the emergence and further development of spiritual genre in the choral works of the composer in chronological order, being based on its musical and epistolary heritage. In the center of the article there is a detailed analysis of one of the compositions of the musician (Psalm № 21 «My God, my God»), in which the researcher examines the form and the content, the harmony and the texture, reveals the speciﬁcs of choral works. Insufficiently explored or rather unknown sacred heritage of César Cui, being in possession of its highly artistic qualities, composes the immortal treasury of national choral music and is undoubtedly of great interest to the study.
César Cui, choral work, the genre of the sacred music, chrono-typological approach
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