Taneyev’s At the Reading of a Psalm

Live Concert Film, 2023



The ASO presents Sergei Taneyev’s final work, At the Reading of a Psalm in a live concert film experience. Conceived as a massive statement of Russian Orthodox faith at the onset of WWI, this large-scale cantata for full orchestra, double chorus, and powerhouse vocal soloists showcases the dramatic effect of Taneyev’s contrapuntal mastery. The ASO performed the U.S. Premiere of At the Reading of a Psalm on July 15, 2022 in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Captured in high definition with expert sound engineering.


Live Concert Film, 2023
1 hour, 20 minutes


Sergei Taneyev (1856-1915)
At the Reading of a Psalm (1915)

First Movement
i. Chorus (Allegro tempestoso)
ii. Double Chorus (Andante sostenuto)
iii. Chorus. Triple Fugue (Fuga a tre soggetti, Andante – Allegro molto)

Second Movement
iv. Chorus (Allegro moderato) – Fuga. (Allegro tenebroso)
v. Quartet (Andante)
vi. Quartet and Chorus (Adagio ma non troppo)

Third Movement
vii. Interlude (Allegro appassionato)
viii. Aria (Alto Solo) (Adagio piu tosto largo)
ix. Double Chorus (Finale) (Adagio pietoso e molto cantabile – Allegro moderato – Allegro molto)

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Mané Galoyan, Soprano

Gigliotti Headshot

Eve Gigliotti, Mezzo-soprano

Terrence Chin-Loy

Terrence Chin-Loy, Tenor

Christian Zaremba

Christian Zaremba, Bass


Bard Festival Chorale