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Rachmaninov - Blessed Virgin

Anyone of you knows where I can buy a good edition of "Blessed Virgin" for treble voices by S. Rachmaninov?
This is the piece I'm looking for:
Thank you for your help!
Ivo Antognini,
music composer
Replies (4): Threaded | Chronological
on June 7, 2014 3:22am
It's just terrible translation! The piece is the well-known Bogorositse Dyevo, AKA Rejoice, O Virgin, also (erroneously) known as Ave Maria. Indeed the Latin words of the Ave Maria have been substituted in some editions. The piece was written for SATB with divisi. I don't know where this high-voices version comes from. The original is in Church Slavonic (NB NOT Russian).
See this article:
Edit: a little judicious Googling yielded this SSAA edition:
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on June 7, 2014 7:59am
Thank you very much, Derek.

That's why it sounded very familiar to me....


on June 7, 2014 11:57am
That's a bit harsh! The text (from Wikipedia) is: 'Богородице Дѣво, радуйсѧ, Благодатнаѧ Марїе, Господь съ Тобою: благословена Ты въ женахъ, и благословенъ плодъ чрева Твоегω; ѧкω Спаса родила еси душъ нашихъ.' If you leave out the first two words and the last six, it is a pretty direct translation of the 'Ave Maria' text, which is a conflation of Luke 1:28 and Luke 1:42. True, the opening two words are an interpolation (translated from the Greek original), and don't mean 'blessed virgin', but 'god-bearing virgin'.

on June 9, 2014 3:20am
My 'harsh' comment was purely on the title of the video which prevented the OP from finding it! Putting the correct title into Google with 'upper voices' came up trumps straight away :)
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