How blessed are they
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Blazheni yazhe izbral i priyal yesi, Gospodi!
i pamyat ikh vrod i rod.
Blessed are they whom thou hast chosen and taken, O Lord.
Their memory is from generation to generation.
from the Liturgy of St John of Chrysostom
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)