Salvation is Created

Salvation is Created

For low brass choir

Originally written by Pavel Chesnokov, this version of Salvation is Created is for a combination of trombones and euphoniums. While the music specifies 3 trombones and 1 euphonium, this is purely for a change in timbre. This emulates the original where the sopranos and altos take over the melody from the tenors and basses. Any combination of trombones and euphoniums can be used, provided that whoever plays the 3rd Trombone part can reach the low E♭.

Chesnokov was a religious composer in the late 1800s and early 1900s who turned to compose secular works because of a Soviet mandate. This is one of his last religious works but unfortunately was never able to hear it performed; several years after he died, his children were able to listen to it. The original vocal text is as follows:

Russian: Спасение соделал еси посреде земли, Боже. Аллилуия.

English: Salvation is made in the midst of the earth, O God. Alleluia.


  • Trombone 1-3
  • Euphonium

Or any combination of trombones and euphoniums.

Completion date

October 2015

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