Alexandr Andreyevich Arkhangelsky ( October 11 (23), 1846 , the village of Staroye Tezikovo, Narovchatsky District, Penza Province  - November 16, 1924 , Prague ) - Russian choir conductor and composer . Honored Artist of the RSFSR ( 1921 ).
|Alexander Andreevich Arkhangelsky|
|Date of Birth||October 11 (23) 1846|
|Place of Birth||Old Tezikovo village, Narovchatskiy uyezd , Penza province , Russian Empire|
|Date of death||November 16, 1924 (78 years)|
|Place of death||Prague , Czechoslovakia|
|A country|| Russia |
|Professions||composer, choir conductor|
Born in the village of Old Tezikovo, Narovchatsky district, Penza province .
In the 1850s, he sang as a lad at the Intercession Cathedral in Narovchat . This cathedral is also known for the fact that in 1870 a fellow countryman of Arkhangelsky was baptized there - the writer A. I. Kuprin , also born in Narovchatsky district. The building of the cathedral has survived to this day and has the status of an object of cultural heritage.
He studied at the Krasnoslobodsky Theological School, then at the Penza Theological Seminary , where from 1862 he directed the bishop's choir.
He was a regent in Penza , then in Petersburg . Since 1872 he was in St. Petersburg singing chapel. He taught singing at the Alexander Lyceum .  Organized in 1880 in St. Petersburg a mixed choir that had an extensive repertoire (arrangements of folk songs, choral classics, compositions by contemporary composers) and a high musical culture  . In the practice of church singing, Arkhangelsky made innovations, replacing boys' voices with women's voices in church choirs. In the field of Russian sacred music, Arkhangelsk has aroused an interest in the society and the music world to the Russian song, he shifted many songs to the choir.
He wrote two original liturgies , all-night vigilance and up to 80 small compositions, including 11 Cherubic songs, 10 hymns “The Grace of the World”, 16 hymns used in worship instead of “sacrament verses”   .
In 1908 he was presiding at the first congress of conductors in Moscow.
The last two years of his life he lived in Prague , where he worked with the student choir.
He died on November 16, 1924 in a house in the Vinohrady district of Prague. A marble memorial plaque in Czech and Russian was subsequently opened on this building.
Originally, he was buried in the Orthodox part of the Olshansky cemetery in Prague, near the Church of the Assumption of the Most Holy Mother of God . Subsequently, at the request of relatives and friends in 1925, his remains were transported to Leningrad and buried in the Tikhvin cemetery , located on the territory of the Alexander Nevsky Monastery .
Addresses in St. Petersburg
- 1891–1923 - Stremyannaya Street, 7. 
- In 2002, the name of A. A. Arkhangelsky was given to the Penza Music College  .
- In 2003, on the building of the Center for Russian Choral and Vocal Culture in Penza, a memorial plaque-high relief AA to Arkhangelsky (sculptor - Alexander Khachaturian) was opened.
The grave of A. A. Arkhangelsky at the Tikhvin cemetery in the Alexander Nevsky Monastery ( St. Petersburg )
Music College named after A. A. Arkhangelsky in Penza
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- Guide to reference and bibliographic resources. Petersburg study, address books .
- Penza Music College. A.A. Arkhangelsky , the official website of the college
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