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Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:19 am
by mmccarthy47
I recently purchased a CD of Rachmaninoff's songs:

Rachmaninov Complete Songs, Volume 1
(Howard Shelley, piano)

..and became interested in performing some of these songs (I am a pianist) in an upcoming concert with capable vocalists..

My personal favorite of the bunch is "Smerkalos," but the sheet music is proving virtually impossible to find..

I purchased from Dover Publications the "Complete Songs of Rachmaninoff," and although many unrecorded songs are in the book, this one is not. Upon further searching, the sheet music cannot be purchased anywhere online, and there are very few records of Rachmaninoff having written it, though it is definitely a work of his.

"Smerkalos" is set to a poem by A.K. Tolstoy, and is a wonderful piece for what I'm assuming is tenor, with piano accompaniment. This particular recording is fantastic, and would recommend it to anyone!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks!

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:25 pm
by Marianne
Here it is:
piano.ru/scores/rahmaninov/rom/rah-r-05.pdf

Just put first h_t_t_p://w_w_w.

Other SVR Songs Sheet Music here:
piano.ru/rah-rom.html :D

Good luck!

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:02 am
by Daniel
Marianne, you shall be forever in my prayers for that site!

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:46 am
by Marianne
Oh, thank you))) You are welcome!

By the way not so long ago - two weeks ago in Russia died Muslim Magomaev.
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You can download his and many other's records of SVR's songs here:

rusklarom.narod.ru/rahmaninov.htm

Just don't forget to rename every file when you download, because they are in the directories of the singers and usually have the same name, and if you save them in the same folder, they just replace each other, and that's no good.

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:56 pm
by StewH
Marianne, I, too, am looking forward to visiting your site--best of luck!

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:47 am
by mikhailp
Thank you so much for that link!!!
I study at Conservatory here in Boston, and its not so easy to always find the sheet music that I am looking for.
You have given us a very big gift :)

Re: Nonexistent "Smerkalos" Song Sheet Music

Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 5:16 pm
by kurtdaniel
Marianne wrote:Here it is:
piano.ru/scores/rahmaninov/rom/rah-r-05.pdf

Just put first h_t_t_p://w_w_w.

Other SVR Songs Sheet Music here:
piano.ru/rah-rom.html :D

Good luck!
wow, this is great!!! thanks for this.. :) this would be a perfect lessons to be taught on piano for beginners lessons..