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date: 17 October 2019

Titov, Vasily Polikarpovichlocked

  • Gerald Abraham


(c1650–c1715). Russian composer. He was one of the tsar’s ‘singing clerks’ and the most gifted and prolific of the group of composers who practised the polychoral style initiated in Russia by Dilets′ky. He was most widely known in his own day by his three-part settings (1680) of the complete Psalter versified by Simeon Polotsky, a distinguished churchman, man of letters and tutor to the children of Tsar Aleksey Mikhailovich. Titov and Polotsky also collaborated in a Mesyatseslov (‘Almanac’) of devout verses, equally naive poetically and musically. Titov’s Mnogaya leta, a prayer for the tsar’s longevity, was sung in church right down to the Revolution.

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Journal of the Royal Musical Association