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Valery Aleksandrovich Gavrilin (1939–1999) is the distinguished Russian composer, who lived in the last third of the 20th century. His talent is widely considered to be brilliant and original, his style is recognizable at once, he even has his imitators. Gavrilin’s music wins the hearts of listeners by its natural melodic sphere, modern and still national colouring, sincerity and deep heartfelt compassion to the peoples troubles and aspirations. This music is joyous and serious at the same time, its smiling and sad, its intimate and noble.
V. A. Gavrilin is the author of 4 ballets, 38 theatrical plays, 11 movies, 4 oratorias, symphonic suites. He wrote 60 pieces for piano for two and four hands, more than 50 songs and romances, several vocal cycles, compositions for choir a cappella and also many of chamber compositions. Aside from musical works Gavrilin is the author of most interesting articles on the musical-journalistic topics, essays, letter, diaries, sketches and drafts of unfinished works.

The “Compozitor • St Petersburg” Publishing House plans to publish V. A. Gavrilins Collected Works in 20 volumes in near future. The contents is the following:

Volume 1 — Chimes, choral symphonyic performance for soloists, mixed choir, oboe, percussion and reciter to the verses by V. Gavrilin, folk verses and verses by A. Shulgina (score).
Volume 2 Choral Music (music for choir a cappella and accompanied by symphony orchestra): fugue We Talked of Art to the verses by V. Gavrilin for mixed choir a cappella; Don Captain, funny rondo to the verses by R. Barannikova, for mixed choir a cappella; Ditties to traditional text for mixed choir a cappella, Incantation to the verses by A. Shulgina (score) for female choir and variety-symphony orchestra; cantata Toast to the verses by V. Maksimov (score) for mixed choir and symphony orchestra; the song Sunday to the verses by V. Gavrilin for children's or female choir and piano.
Volume 3 Skomorokhs (Buffoons), oratorio-action for mens choir, soloists, ballet and symphony orchestra to the poems by V. Korostylyov and folk words (score).
Volume 4 War Letters, vocal-symphony poem for soloists, the childrens and mixed choirs and symphony orchestra to the poems by A. Shulgina (score); Land (The Earth), vocal-symphony cycle for free cast choir, soloists and symphony orchestra to the poems by A. Shulgina (score).
Volume 5 Anyuta, ballet in two acts, libretto by A. Belinsky and V. Vasilyev (score).
Volume 5aAnyuta, ballet in two acts. Piano score
Volume 6 House at the Road, libretto by A. Belinsky (score).
Volume 7 Balzaminovs Marriage, ballet, libretto by A. Belinsky (score).
Volume 8 suite (in 7 movements) from the ballet Anyuta (score); suite (in 5 movements) from the ballet House at the Road (score).
Volume 9 suite (in 17 movements) from the ballet Balzaminovs Marriage (score).
Volume 10 symphony suite (in 6 movements) Wedding (score); symphony suite (in 5 movements) Theatre Divertimento (score); Overture for symphony orchestra (score).
Volume 11 The Russian Notebook, vocal cycle for mezzo-soprano and piano (folk words); Seasons, songs for middle-voice and piano to the poems by A. Tvardovsky and S. Yesenin.
Volume 12 The First German Notebook, vocal cycle for baritone and piano to the poems by H. Heine; The Second German Notebook, vocal cycle for voice and piano to the poems by H. Heine.
Volume 13 Nice Evening, vocal cycle for soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano to the poems by A. Shulgina, H. Heine, to the folk words and V. Gavrilins verses; romances to the words by various poets.
Volume 14 string quartettes 1, 2, 3 (scores).
Volume 15 piano pieces.
Volume 16 piano ensembles for four hands.
Volume 17 music to performances (score).
Volume 18 music to films (score).
Volume 19 songs for voice and piano, and songs a cappella.
Volume 20 literary heritage.

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