Dostoino yest' (Sergei Rachmaninoff)

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  • (Posted 2016-02-07)   CPDL #38501:       
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2016-02-07).   Score information: Letter, 3 pages, 82 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
Edition notes: Words in Church Slavonic, with transliterations underneath. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: Dostoino yest, Opus 31, No. 13
Composer: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Lyricist: John Chrysostom

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAATTBB
Genre: Sacred

Language: Church Slavonic
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1910 by A. Gutheil in Moscow

Description: Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Opus 31, No. 13. In the original publication, this first part (Достойно есть) is followed by a number of choral responses to chants by the priest; these are not included here.

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Original text and translations

Church_Slavonic.png Church Slavonic text

Достойно есть яко во истинну блажити Тя Богородицу,
присно блаженую и пренепорочную и Матерь Бога нашего.
Честнейшую херуфим и славнейшую без сравнения серафим,
без истления Бога Слова родшую, сущую Богородицу,
Тя величаем.

English.png English translation

It is well-deserved to bless you in truth, holy virgin,
ever-blessed and immaculate, mother of our God.
More honorable than the cherubim and more glorious than the seraphim,
without defilement, born of God’s word, truly holy virgin,
we magnify you.

Translation by Barry Johnston