In Church, Op. 39, No. 23
À l'église - V tserkvi - Album for the Young
This choral-like piece In Church, Op. 39, No. 23 is the twenty-third of 24 pieces in Tchaikovsky's Album for the Young.
It was first published by Jurgenson in 1878 as No. 24.
Tchaikovsky's In Church is written in the key of E minor.
It is appropriate for Grade 5 piano students.
This meditative piece In Church by Tchaikovsky features an A-A-B-C-C' musical form :
- Section A (measures 1 to 12, repeated 13 to 24) : this phrase is first played softly and then repeated in mezzo-forte
- Section B (measures 25 to 32) : this section acts as a codetta for section A
- Section C (measures 33 to 40) : this phrase features chords in the right hand over an ostinato tonic in the left hand
- Section C' (measures 41 to 52) : a variant of section C played one octave lower and ending with a perdendosi codetta
Duration : 01:59
Source : Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Album for the Young [Detskii Albom], Op. 39 (Moscow : P. Jurgenson, 1878).
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