Pavel Tschesnokoff (1877-1944) wrote a beautiful Russian Orthodox-style choral anthem titled "Salvation is Created." The somber feel of the anthem and long, soaring lines make it a wonderfully rich listening experience.
The common English text is included in this version. The rhythm has been "reformatted" to make it easier to read, and the meter was made somewhat more regular.
Also available as a piano solo, suitable for use with this version as a rehearsal accompanist's score.
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Salvation is created,
In midst of the earth,
O Most High.
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The vocal range is quite challenging on this one. The second basses will need a quality low D, and the sopranos will have several opportunites at a high A. This is a very sonorous piece and is quite interesting to perform.
MP3 sound sample: Rifle High School Choir, Rifle, Colorado, directed by Daryl Gingrich, recorded at Cavalcade of Music 2008, Colorado Springs, Colorado by Ray Bell.
SALVATION IS CREATED, Pavel Tschesnokoff's SATTBB a cappella anthem, comes in a PDF file of 531K that contains a four page full score plus a license page, five pages in all. Performance time should be around 2:40.