ST. PETERSBURG

Composer: Dmitri Stepanovich Bortnianski

Dimitri Stepanovitch Bortniansky (1751-1825) Ukraine 1751-1825 Born in Glukhov, Ukraine, he joined the imperial choir at age 8 and studied with Galuppi, who later took the lad with him to Italy, where he studied for 10 years, becoming a composer, harpsichordist, and conductor. While in Italy he composed several operas and other instrumental music, composing more operas and music later in Russia. In 1779 he returned to Russia, where he was appointed Director to the Imperial Chapel Choir, the first as a native citizen. In 1796 he was appointed music director. With such a great instrument at his disposal, he produced many compositions, 100+ religious works, sacred concertos, cantatas, and hymns. He influenced Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovshy… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: ST. PETERSBURG
Composer: Dmitri Stepanovich Bortnianski (1825)
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Incipit: 53451 21715 61653
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Russian
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Dmitri Stephanovich Bortnianski (b. Gloukoff, Ukraine, 1751; d. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1825) was a Russian composer of church music, operas, and instrumental music. His tune ST. PETERSBURG (also known as RUSSIAN HYMN) was first published in J. H. Tscherlitzky's Choralbuch (1825).

The tune is supposedly from a Mass composed in 1822, though that work is not extant. Tchaikovsky included ST. PETERSBURG as the setting for a Russian hymn in his 1884 edition of Bortnianski's compositions for church use. The tune is named after the city where Bortnianski studied, worked, and died. Shaped in to a strict bar form (AAB), this tune has a third line that brings a fine climax and resolution to the entire melody.

Bortnianski began his musical study as a chorister in the imperial chapel choir at the age of eight. With financial aid from Catherine the Great, he went to Venice in 1768 to study music; he also studied in Rome and Naples. After returning to Russia, he assumed the directorship of the imperial chapel choir in St. Petersburg. His choral music was published by Tchaikovsky (c. 1884) and continues to be used both in the Russian Orthodox Church and in western churches.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Free Harmonizations of Favorite Hymns Volume 1: General Hymns I
    Composer/Editor James M. Guthrie
    Published By: Self-published (2017) pp. LL
  • An Organist's Book of Hymns: The Liturgical Year: 3 Part Hymns and Chorale Preludes
    Composer/Editor Noel Jones
    Published By: Frog Music (2014) pp. 182
  • Vocal Descants for 101 Noteworthy Hymns
    Composer/Editor Lorna Barker
    Published By: Church Publishing (2010) pp. 15
  • 200 New Last Verses

    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2007) pp. 173
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 166
  • Thirty-Two Free Harmonizations of Familiar Hymns Volume II for Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1996) pp. 20
  • Hymn Harmonizations Set 4
    Composer/Editor Edmund Shay
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (1995) pp. LL
  • Organ Improvisations for Hymn Singing Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Gerre Edward Hancock
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1991) pp. 3
  • Contemporary Hymn Accompaniments: With Interludes, Modulations and Free Accompaniments on Thirty Well-known Hymns For Organ
    Composer/Editor Charles Galetar
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1989) pp. 54
  • Contemporary Hymn Accompaniments: With Modulations and Free Accompaniments on Thirty Well-known Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Charles Galetar
    Published By: Harold Flammer Music Publishers Incorporated (1989) pp. 54
  • Free Harmonizations of Hymn Tunes: Volume II
    Composer/Editor D. DeWitt Wasson
    Published By: Hinshaw Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 50
  • Piano Arrangements of Great Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Don Whitman
    Published By: Standard Publishing Company (1951) pp. 38

Organ Solo

  • 100 New Hymn Preludes
    Composer/Editor Andrew Moore
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (2008) pp. 242
  • A Wesley Organbook: Eight Hymn Tune Preludes
    Composer/Editor Alfred V. Fedak
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2006) pp. 22
  • 11 Hymn Elaborations for Organ
    Composer/Editor Kenneth Mansfield
    Published By: National Music Publishers (2003) pp. 17
  • Take This Cup: A Sequence on Communion Hymns for Organ
    Composer/Editor Jerry van der Pol
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (2001) pp. 15
  • Organ Chains 2: Twenty-eight favorite hymns arranged in a continuous medley for Organ
    Composer/Editor Brent Jorgensen
    Published By: Jackman Music Corporation (1998) pp. 30
  • 100 Hymn Preludes for Manuals
    Composer/Editor Richard Lloyd
    Published By: Kevin Mayhew Ltd. (1996) pp. 82
  • Folk Hymn Sketches for Organ
    Composer/Editor Emma Lou Diemer
    Published By: The Sacred Music Press (1987) pp. 16
  • Impressions Volume 1 Communion, Lent, Easter: Organ Service Music
    Composer/Editor Franklin D. Ashdown
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1985) pp. 10
  • Hymn Preludes for Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert P. Manookin
    Published By: Sonos Music Resources Incorporated (1978) pp. 6
  • Hymn Preludes for the Liturgical Year Volume XVIII Contemplation The Inner Life Comfort Trust: For Organ in 24 Volumes Opus 100
    Composer/Editor Flor Peeters
    Published By: C. F. Peters Corporation (1969) pp. 23
  • Hymn Tune Preludes for the Organ No. 1
    Composer/Editors Samuel W. Shanko; Jeanne E. Shaffer
    Published By: Broadman Press (1966) pp. 22
  • Hymn Tune Preludes for the Organ No. 2
    Composer/Editors Samuel W. Shanko; Jeanne E. Shaffer
    Published By: Broadman Press (1966) pp. 12
  • The Parish Organist Part Twelve: Thirty-five Preludes on Familiar Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editors Willem Mudde; Richard Wienhorst
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1966) pp. 36
  • The Amateur Organist Number 38: A Collection of Organ Voluntaries for Church Use
    Composer/Editor Rob Roy Peery
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1963) pp. 8-9
  • The Organist Volume 67 Number 4 September 1963: A Bi-monthly Magazine for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Rob Roy Peery; Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1963) pp. 8-9
  • 76 Offertories on Hymns & Chorales
    Composer/Editor Albert Beck
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1945) pp. 47

Piano Solo

  • PedalPoint Volume 7 Number 3 April May June 1988: Church Music and Study Helps for Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editors Sharron Lyon; Don Phillips
    Published By: The Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (1988) pp. 10
  • Advanced Hymn Settings for Piano
    Composer/Editor Darwin K. Wolford
    Published By: Jackman Music Corporation (1986) pp. 21
  • Piano Arrangements of Great Hymn Tunes
    Composer/Editor Don Whitman
    Published By: Standard Publishing Company (1951) pp. 38

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Sunday Morning Organist Volume 8: Organ and Piano Hymn Duos

    Published By: Alfred Music Publishing Company, Inc. (2013) pp. 37
  • Come, Rejoice!: Six Hymn Settings for Piano and Organ Duet
    Composer/Editor Darwin K. Wolford
    Published By: The H. W. Gray Company (2002) pp. 34

Media

You have access to this FlexScore.
Download:
Are parts of this score outside of your desired range? Try transposing this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Capo:
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ

A separate copy of this score must be purchased for each choir member. If this score will be projected or included in a bulletin, usage must be reported to a licensing agent (e.g. CCLI, OneLicense, etc).

This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #396
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #728
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #899
Text: Come, Let Us Sing the Song of Songs
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #947
Text: Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1152
Text: The Day the Christ-Child's Tender Eyes
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #1637
Text: From the Cross
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #2370
Text: How Good It Is to Thank the Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #3001
Text: Inspirer of the Ancient Seers
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4260
Text: The Mighty God, Jehovah, Speaks
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4725
Text: O Come Before the Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4888
Text: O God, of Good the Unfathomed Sea
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5097
Text: O Light, Whose Beams Illumine All
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #5164
Text: O Lord, Who in Thy Love Divine
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #6662
Text: Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7049
Text: On This My Patient Soul I Stay
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #7145
Text: Watched by the World's Malignant Eye
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7177
Text: Weary of Wandering from My God
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7389
Text: Where Shall My Wondering Soul Begin?
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #7708
Text: Whether the Word Be Preached or Read
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #8015
Text: The Shining Of The Earliest Star
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #8076
Text: Another Year Of Life Is Gone?
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #8802
Text: Judgment At The Door
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10406
Text: As Once The Savior Rose On High
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #13056
Text: Lift Up, Ye Saints, Your Weeping Eyes
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #13174
Text: O Little One Who Art So Great
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #50
Text: The Mighty God and Sovereign Lord
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Small Church Music #5318
Text: 破毁帶我到主懷 (Wrecked outright on Jesus' breast)
  • PDF Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #6890
Text: Cik liels ir mūsu Dievs (How great is our God)
  • PDF Score (PDF)
The United Methodist Hymnal #153
Text: Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 246)

A. M. E. C. Hymnal #497

Page Scan

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #468

Page Scan

African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #63

Page Scan

African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #64

TextPage Scan

American Lutheran Hymnal #225

TextPage Scan

American Lutheran Hymnal #564

Text

Ancient and Modern #115

TextPage Scan

Andeliga Sånger (3. upplagan) #19

Page Scan

Andeliga Sånger (3. upplagan) #159

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #58

Baptist Hymnal (1956) #177

Page Scan

Bible Songs #191b

TextPage Scan

Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #116

TextPage Scan

Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #305

TextPage Scan

Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #594

Page Scan

Cân a Mawl #87

Page Scan

Cántico Nuevo #208

Page Scan

Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #288

Page Scan

Carmina Sacra #58b

Page Scan

Choice Hymns of the Faith #419

TextPage Scan

Christ in Song #334

TextPage Scan

Christ in Song #454

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #396

ScoreAudio

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #728

TextAudioPage Scan

Christian Endeavor Hymns #197

Page Scan

Christian Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs Suitable for Use in Public Worship #42

Christian Worship #548

Christian Youth Hymnal #115

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #280

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #280

TextPage Scan

Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #188

Page Scan

Church Hymns and Tunes #210

Page Scan

Church Hymns #347

Page Scan

Church Hymns #497

TextPage Scan

Common Praise (1998) #442

TextFlexscorePage Scan

Common Praise (1998) #641

Page Scan

Common Praise #204

Page Scan

Common Praise #382

TextPage Scan

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #59

TextPage Scan

Concordia #61

Page Scan

Deutsches Liederbuch #218

Page Scan

El Himnario Evangelico #264

Page Scan

Elmhurst Hymnal #39

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #298

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #505

Page Scan

Evangelisches Gesangbuch. Die kleine Palme, mit Anhang #246

Page Scan

Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #211

Glaubenslieder #45

Text

Glaubenslieder #61

Text

Glaubenslieder #106

Glaubenslieder #516

Page Scan

Glockenklänge #83

AudioPage Scan

Gloria Deo #107

Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan

Glory to God #334

Page Scan

Heils-Lieder, eine Sammlung Geistlicher Lieder für Sonntagsschulen, Jugendvereine #95

Himnario Adventista #140

Himnario Bautista #249

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #167

Page Scan

Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #238

Page Scan

Hymnal and Liturgies of the Moravian Church #284

Page Scan

Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #552

TextPage Scan

Hymnal for Church and Home #77

Hymnal #571

Hymnal #593

Hymnau a thonau at wasanaeth amrywiol gyfarfodydd y cysegr #102

Hymnbook for Christian Worship #336

Hymns and Psalms #286

Page Scan

Hymns for the Children of the Church #121

TextPage Scan

Hymns for the Living Church #523

Text

Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #188

Page Scan

Hymns of Grace and Truth #179

Page Scan

Hymns of the Christian Life #429

Page Scan

Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3 #70

Page Scan

Hymns of the United Church #40

Page Scan

Hymns of Worship and Service #349

Page Scan

Hymns of Worship and Service #349

Page Scan

Jugendharfe #229

Text

Kleines Gesang- und Gebetbuch #75

TextPage Scan

Lutherförbundets Sångbok #S141

Mawl a chân = praise and song #137

TextPage Scan

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #74

TextPage Scan

Moravian Book of Worship #413

Page Scan

New Manual of Praise #141

Page Scan

New Manual of Praise #407b

Old and New Welsh and English Hymns #96

Page Scan

Pilgerklänge #22

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #414b

Page Scan

Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #863

Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #92

Psalter Hymnal (Blue) #183

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #50

Page Scan

Redemption Songs #525a

Reformatus Eneskes-Konyv. Elso Kiadas #270

TextPage Scan

Rejoice in the Lord #113

Sacred Selections for the Church #292

Sacred Songs and Solos #694

Santo, Santo, Santo #687

TextPage Scan

Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #399

Pages

Exclude 156 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.