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Salvation Is Created

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Pavel Tchesnokov

Pavel Tchesnokov (arr. Houseknecht)


General Info

Year: 1912 / 1957 / 2011
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Neil A. Kjos Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-alto Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet(in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Horn in Eb I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Bass
String Bass
Timpani
Drums

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Salvation is Created is a fine example of the choral literature of the Russian Orthodox Church.

- Program Note by publisher


Salvation is Created is by Pavel Tschesnokoff, who belongs to a late-Romantic group of Russian “spiritualist” composers that included Bortniansky and Gretchaninoff. Tschesnokoff wrote a choral conducting text and produced more than 500 choral works; the choral nature of this work is as resplendent as the transcription is classic. The simple musical form comprises two stanzas. Horn and clarinets, then the trombone section, carry the melodic “question,” and the full ensemble supports the “answer” each time.

- Program note by Brian Casey


This arrangement is almost an exact transcription of the original choral work composed in 1912, before Chesnokov (or Tschesnokoff) was forced to turn to secular compositions by the Soviet government. It is a communion hymn based on a chant from Kiev and Psalm 74 (73 in the Greek version): "Salvation is made in the midst of the earth, O God. Alleluia." It is transposed up 1/2 step from the original to accommodate the wind ensemble. There are other minor rhythmic changes; otherwise, there is no deviation from the original. The work is in two sections, each in “A-B-Coda” form.

Bruce Housenecht was director of bands at Joliet Township High School from 1945 to 1969, and head of the Department of Fine Arts at Joliet Junior College.

- Program Note from Tara Winds concert program, 19 December 2015


Salvation Is Created is a choral work composed by Pavel Tchesnokov in 1912. It was one of the very last sacred works he composed before he was forced to turn to secular arts by the Soviet government. Although he never heard his own composition performed, his children had the opportunity to in the years following his death. Salvation Is Created was originally published in 1913 by J. Fischer and Bro., but its popularity drove editors to produce many different versions in both Russian and English. Scored for either six or eight voices, the work is a communion hymn based on a synodal Kievan chant melody and Psalm 74.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links

Sample download; ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • University of Kentucky (Lexington) Concert Band (Michael Hudson, conductor) - 25 October 2020
  • La Sierra University (Riverside, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (David Brennan, conductor) – 15 February 2020
  • Illinois State University (Normal) Symphonic Band (Marykatheryne E. Kuhne, conductor) – 20 November 2019
  • University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma (Chickasha) (Kaleb Benda, conductor) - 18 November 2019
  • State College Area (Penn.) Municipal Band (Darrin Thornton, conductor) – 10 November 2019
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minn.) Wind Symphony (Heidi Johanna Miller, conductor)- 9 November 2019
  • Hartwick College (Oneonta, N.Y.) Honor Band (Andrew Pease, conductor) – 26 October 2019
  • Mount St. Mary's University (Emmitsburg, Md.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Carlson, conductor) – 26 October 2019
  • Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.) Concert Band (Steve Kelly, conductor) – 7 October 2019
  • University of Miami (Fla.) Frost Symphonic Winds (J. Steven Moore, conductor) – 3 October 2019
  • New Hammer Band (Stockton, Calif.) (Emily Threinen, conductor) – 8 September 2019
  • Grand Street (New York) Community Band (Brian Worsdale, conductor) – 18 May 2019
  • Appalachian State University (Boone, N.C.) Symphony Band (John Stanley Ross, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • Trine University (Angola, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Kays, conductor)– 28 April 2019
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) University Band (Corey Jahlas, conductor) – 25 April 2019
  • The Ohio State University (Columbus) Collegiate Winds (Philip A. Day, conductor) – 16 April 2019
  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) Wind Ensemble (Mike Chance, conductor) – 9 April 2019
  • Dr. Lawrence R. Sutherland Wind Festival Orchestra (Fresno, Calif.) (Tom Lee, conductor) - 17 March 2019 (2019 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Henry County (Tenn.) High School Band (Kyle Gravs, conductor) – 26 February 2019
  • Blythewood (S.C.) High School Wind Symphony (Quintus Wrighten, conductor) - 12 December 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • Miles, Richard B., and Larry Blocher. 2002. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 4. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 370-374.
  • Salvation is Created, Wikipedia Accessed 8 November 2016