Alexander Nevsky (cantata), Op.78 (Prokofiev, Sergey)

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Ambox notice.pngFor the earlier film music on which this work was based, see Aleksandr Nevsky (film music).


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S. Prokofiev: Collected Works, vol.16А (Собрание сочинений).
Moscow: Muzyka, 1965. Plate 1267.

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S. Prokofiev: Collected Works, vol.16А (Собрание сочинений).
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Work Title Alexander Nevsky
Alternative Title Алексаидр Невский, Aleksandr Nevsky
Composer Prokofiev, Sergey
Opus/Catalogue Number Op.78
Movements/Sections 7 movements:
  1. Russia Under the Mongolian Yoke (Русь под игом монгольским)
  2. Song About Alexander Nevsky (Песня об Александре Невском)
  3. The Crusaders in Pskov (Крестоносцы во Пскове)
  4. Arise, Men of Russia (Вставайте, люди русские)
  5. The Battle on Ice (Ледовое побоище)
  6. The Field of the Dead (Мертвое поле)
  7. Alexander's Entry into Pskov (Въезд Александра во Псков)
Year/Date of Composition 1938–39
First Performance 1939-05-17 in Moscow
Valentina Gagrina (mezzo-soprano),
Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, Sergey Prokofiev (conductor)
First Publication 1941 — Moscow: Muzgiz
Librettist Vladimir Lugovskoy (1901–1957) and Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953)
Language Russian, Latin
Sung in Russian, but Prokofiev used Latin for the third and fifth movements.
Average Duration 45 minutes
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Voices: mezzo-soprano + mixed chorus
Orchestra: 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon + 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, maracas, wood blocks, triangle, tamtam, tubular bells, glockenspiel, xylophone + harp, strings
Related Works Adapted from Prokofiev's score to the film Alexander Nevsky (1938).
External Links Wikipedia article
Alexander Nevsky - scores at Sheet Music Plus
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