Mighty Lord, preserve us from jeopardy.
Take Thee now our faith and loud crying in penitence.
Grant victory o’er our treacherous and cruel enemies
And to our land bring peace.
O mighty Lord hear our lowly prayer,
And by Thy shining holy light.
Grant us, O Lord, peace again.
O mighty Lord hear our prayer
and save our people
Overture 1812 Lyrics
The Year 1812 Solemn Overture, Op. 49, prevalently known as the 1812 Overture, is a show suggestion in E♭ major written in 1880 by Russian writer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky to celebrate the fruitful Russian protection against Napoleon’s attacking Grande Armée in 1812.
The suggestion appeared in Moscow on 20 August 1882 (Julian date: 8 August 1882), led by Ippolit Al’tani under a tent close to the then-nearly completed Cathedral of Christ the Savior, which likewise memorialized the 1812 guard of Russia. Tchaikovsky himself led one more execution at the commitment of Carnegie Hall in New York City. This was one of the primary occasions a significant European arranger visited the United States.
The 15-minute suggestion is most popular for its climactic volley of the gun shoot, ringing tolls, and a metal exhibit finale. It has likewise become a typical backup to light shows on the United States’ Independence Day. The 1812 Overture proceeded to get one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous works, alongside his artful dance scores to The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, and Swan Lake.
The Cathedral of Christ the Savior, authorized in 1812 by Tsar Alexander I to celebrate the Russian triumph, was approaching finishing in Moscow in 1880; the 25th commemoration of the crowning ritual of Alexander II would be close by in 1881, and the 1882 All-Russia Arts and Industry Exhibition at Moscow was in the arranging stage.
Tchaikovsky’s companion and tutor Nikolai Rubinstein recommended that he compose an amazing memorial piece for use in related celebrations. Tchaikovsky started work on the undertaking on 12 October 1880, completing it a month and a half later.
Coordinators intended to have the suggestion acted in the square before the church building, with a metal band to support the symphony, the ringers of the basilica, and all the others in midtown Moscow playing “zones” (chiming chimes) on prompt—and guns, shot from an electric change board to accomplish the exactness the melodic score required.
Nonetheless, this presentation didn’t occur, conceivably due to some extent to the over-driven arrangement. In any case, the death of Alexander II that March collapsed a large part of the stimulus for the venture. In 1882, during the All-Russia Arts and Industry Exhibition, the Overture was acted in a tent close to the incomplete cathedral. The house of prayer was finished on 26 May 1883.
In the interim, Tchaikovsky whined to his supporter Nadezhda von Meck that he was “… not a conductor of celebration pieces,” and that the Overture would be “… boisterous and loud, however [without] imaginative legitimacy, since I composed it without warmth and without adoration.” He set up it in about a month and a half. This work would make the Tchaikovsky domain extraordinarily affluent, as it is perhaps the most performed and recorded works from his catalog.
In Russia during the Communist period, the Tsar’s song of devotion tune was supplanted with the theme “Magnificence, Glory to you, heavenly Rus’!” (Славься, славься, святая Русь!) from the finale of Mikhail Glinka’s opéra A Life for the Tsar; a verifiable dramatization about an energetic average citizen, Ivan Susanin. With the finish of the Soviet Union, the first score returned.