Reliable Nikolai Ivanovich( Spiritual composer)
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Biography Reliable Nikolai Ivanovich
(1848 - 1910). He studied at the Nicholas Cavalry School, was a volunteer at the University of Physics and Mathematics Faculty. Introducing Serov, Mussorgsky, and singer Dargomyzhsky About. Petrov had an impact on the national character of his operas: "Taras Bulba" and "May Night", which he later burned. Of his spiritual and musical compositions (41) the most important: "Liturgy" Bulgarian chant and "dogmatists Virgin" znamenny chant. Reliable - seasoned champion of ancient ecclesiastical style. The initial start of the texture of his singing was not so much the harmonization of church chants, . in which the voice of the Party, . except the main, . usually maloharakterny, . as counterpoint to combine the characteristic melodic elements - "popevok", . comprising of one or another church chants,
. His songs are distinguished churchliness, expressiveness, appropriate music and text, but they sometimes lack the technical completeness. Reliable successfully defended the uncensored release in the light of spiritual songs against the pretensions of the Supervisory Board of the Moscow Synodal Choir.