Dmitry Yaichkov

YAICHKOV, Dmitry Moiseyevich (b. 1869, place of birth unknown; d. 30 December1953, place of death unknown) — graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory; at the end of the 1890s lived in Riga, then in Tiflis (Tbilisi); in 1909 was a teacher of singing at the Teachers’ Seminary in Vol’sk, in the Saratov district. Subsequent details of Ya.’s life are unknown.
Ya. devoted much attention to singing in the schools; compiled a number of musical textbooks, collections of children’s songs, arrangements of church hymns for children’s choir. In the area of sacred music he published 21 individual works, half of which are arrangements of various chants, and also the following col-lections: Napevï na “Gospodi vozzvakh” — voskresnïye stikhirï, dogmatiki, voskresnïye tropari na “Bog Gospod,” irmosï znamennovo, kiyevskovo i grecheskovo rospevov, [Melodies for “Lord, I call” — Resurrectional stichera, dogmatica, troparia at “The Lord is God” and heirmoi of znamenny, Kievan, and Greek Chants], Panikhida. Opït garmonizatsii drevnikh rospevov [The Memorial Service. An essay in harmonizing ancient chants], Posledovaniye blagodarstvennovo molebnovo peniya [The Order for a Prayer Service of Thanksgiving], Litiynïye stikhiry [Stichera at the Lity] et al.  Ya.’s arrangements are characterized by modal  diatonic harmony, the use of counter-voice polyphony and a clarity of sonority.

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