Binički’s Cherubic Hymn

While Stevan Mokranjac is the best-known Serbian composer of sacred works, Stanislav Binički is better known in secular circles as Serbia’s foremost composer. He composed the first opera in Serbo-Croat, and also wrote the “Marš na Drinu” (March to the Drina) to commemorate a Serbian victory against the armies of the Habsburgs in 1914. However, he also composed a few sacred pieces, such as this Cherubic Hymn presented here in English.

It should be noted that this piece requires bassi profundi (to get down to a low B-flat) as well as sopranos with decent range (up to a high A). In other words, it’s not for the faint of heart.

Liturgical Use
Lilypond Source