Nachal’noe upravlenie Olega (The Early Reign of Oleg)

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Nachal’noe upravlenie Olega (The Early Reign of Oleg)
Music by Carlo Canobbio, Vasilij Pashkevich, and Giuseppe Sarti for the Play by Catherine the Great

Edited by Bella Brover-Lubovsky

C109 Nachal’noe upravlenie Olega (The Early Reign of Oleg)
978-0-89579-864-0 Full Score (2018) 9x12, xxviii + 453 pp.

Performance Parts (Available Separately)

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2222 picc. 1-2, cl.picc. 1-2, hn.picc. 1-2 2420 serp. 1-2, timp., b.dr. 1-2, tri., sist./tamb., harp 66443 chorus

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0201 2200 timp. 66421 chorus
Nachal’noe upravlenie Olega (The early reign of Oleg), which premiered in 1790 at the Hermitage Theater in St. Petersburg, is a musical spectacle based on the eponymous play by Empress Catherine the Great (1729–96; r. 1762–96). Its music was composed collaboratively by Carlo Canobbio, Vasilij Pashkevich, and Giuseppe Sarti, all of whom were active in and around the Russian court. Recently, this emblematic work has started to attract the interest of cultural historians concerned with Catherine’s epoch, though before now it has been only superficially known even among experts. This edition contains the full musical text of Oleg in its original form, in addition to the various contemporary explanatory texts and the rejected chorus composed for the spectacle by Domenico Cimarosa. Its goal is to make this fascinating composition available to modern scholars and performers, and thus to enable its contextualization within late eighteenth-century European culture.
Nachal’noe upravlenie Olega (The Early Reign of Oleg)
Act 1
No. 1. Sinfonia, Carlo Canobbio
Act 2
No. 2. Entr’acte, Canobbio
Act 3
No. 3. Entr’acte, Canobbio
No. 4. First Chorus: “Perekatno krasno solny’shko,” Vasilij Pashkevich
No. 5. Second Chorus: “Po syenechkam”, syenechkam”,” Pashkevich
No. 6. Third Chorus: “Ty’ rasti, chado miloe,” Pashkevich
No. 7. March, Canobbio
Act 4
No. 8. Entr’acte, Canobbio
Act 5
No. 9. Entr’acte, Canobbio
No. 10. First Chorus: “Kolikoj slavoj dnes’ blistaet”,” Sarti
No. 11. Second Chorus: “Czarej i czarstv” zemny’x” otrada,” Sarti
No. 12. Third Chorus: “Neobxodimaya sud’ba,” Sarti
No. 13. Fourth Chorus: “Vojna plody’ svoi rastit”,” Sarti
No. 14. Euripides’s Alcestis, Act 3, Scenes 1–3 (Melodrama):“O! druzi!,” Sarti
No. 15. First Strophe: “O! stranny’x” vsex” pokrov”,” Sarti
No. 16. First Antistrophe: “Togda priyatnost’yu bozhestvennago glasa!,” Sarti
No. 17. Second Strophe: “S tex” vremen” blagoslovenny’j,” Sarti
No. 18. Second Antistrophe: “Dnes’ zhe novy’x” blagosty’n’,” Sarti
No. 19. [Epode]: “Istinnoj shhedrosti,” Sarti
Appendix: Russian Folk Songs Quoted in the Score (after [Nikolaj L’vov and Ivan Prach], A Collection of Russian Folk Songs with Their Tunes)
1. Chto ponizhe by’lo goroda Saratova
2. Zain’ka poplyashi, serin’koj poskachi
3. Chto vo svetloj, vo svetlice
4. Slava na nebe solnczu vy’sokomu
Appendix: Cimarosa’s Rejected Chorus
Coro dei guerrieri, Domenico Cimarosa