In Church, Op. 39, No. 23

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In Church, Op. 39, No. 23

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Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich (1840-1893)
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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 :
  1. Section A (measures 1 to 12, repeated 13 to 24) : this phrase is first played softly and then repeated in mezzo-forte

  2. Section B (measures 25 to 32) : this section acts as a codetta for section A

  3. Section C (measures 33 to 40) : this phrase features chords in the right hand over an ostinato tonic in the left hand

  4. Section C' (measures 41 to 52) : a variant of section C played one octave lower and ending with a perdendosi codetta
Please note that in this score, the slurs are faithful to Tchaikovsky's autograph manuscript.

Duration : 01:59

Source : Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Album for the Young [Detskii Albom], Op. 39 (Moscow : P. Jurgenson, 1878).

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