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Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev




Biography

 

 

Biography
 

Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev was born in 1966. He studied violin, piano and composition at the Moscow's Gnessins School of Music and at the Moscow State Conservatoire. In 1987 he was ordained priest of the Russian Orthodox Church, and in 2002 he was consecrated bishop. He has been living and working in Austria since 2003.

Metropolitan Hilarion holds doctorates in philosophy from the University of Oxford (1995) and in theology from the St Sergius Orthodox Theological Institute in Paris (1999). He is the author of more than 600 publications, including 20 books which have been translated into several languages.

Metropolitan Hilarion's musical compositions include the 'Four poems by Federico Garcia Lorca' for tenor and piano (1984), the 'Divine Liturgy' for choir a cappella (2006), the 'All-Night Vigil' for choir and soloists (2006), the 'St Matthew Passion' for soloists, choir and string orchestra (2006), the 'Christmas Oratorio' for soloists, two choirs and symphony orchestra (2007), the 'Memento' for symphony orchestra (2008), the 'Song of the Ascents', a symphony for choir and orchestra (2008).

 

 

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Liturgy
All-night vigil
(Vespers, Matins)
Feasts
The Lenten Triodion
The Pentecostarion
The Octoechos
Hymns to the Mother of God
Service to the departed
Services to the saints
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Passions
Cantatas
Concerts for choir


Music on text in other languages
Russian modern
English


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Female choir
 
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