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Video recording from the premiere performance of my composition "Trisagion" for treble choir

Dear friends! Today I finally received a video recording from the premiere performance of my composition "Trisagion" for treble choir a cappella and solo violin on canonical texts! Now I can share it with you)) The video is available for viewing at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN71XWtY

Video recording from the premiere performance of my composition "Trisagion" for treble choir
Video recording from the premiere performance of my composition "Trisagion" for treble choir

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2023, 7:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA

About the event

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN71XWtY2Sg&t=6s

A huge thank you to my performers - the USA National High School Girls' Honor Choir and conductor Pearl Shangkuan, as well as the All-American Choral Conductors Association (ACDA) who commissioned me to compose this music!

A choir of 300 people is really impressive performance!

The premiere of the work took place during the All-American Conference of the Association of Choral Conductors on February 25, 2023 in the city of Cincinnati (Ohio).

The piece "Trisagion" is my first piece, which was created after the beginning of russia's brutal, invasive and murderous war against Ukraine. Therefore, my appeal to the canonical text of one of the most important prayers of Christianity is not accidental. The main idea of the work is an appeal to God to save and protect the people of Ukraine from the Russian occupier, from war and death.

The main Christian prayer of the Holy Trinity, which is also called the Angelic Song of the Holy Trinity, is the penitential and at the same time laudatory singing of the Holy Trinity. It got its name from the threefold mention in the text of the prayer of the "saint". This prayer is very old, it was used in worship since the days of early Christianity. There are several versions of the origin of the Holy Trinity prayer. According to the first and most common among Orthodox Christians, it was heard during angelic singing. It happened in the V century in Constantinople. Then a strong, devastating earthquake broke out in the city, causing panic among the locals. The frightened citizens took to the streets of Constantinople and offered prayers to God, asking them to forgive their sins and have mercy. At that time, among the people was a boy who suddenly, in front of everyone, was lifted into the air by an invisible force and after a while dropped back. He told the stunned people that he heard angelic singing in the air and gave them the text of their prayer. The townspeople immediately began to pray, adding the word "have mercy on us" at the end, and the earthquake stopped. In the same year, the Christian prayer of the Holy Trinity was introduced into worship, and today it can be heard in every Orthodox church.

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