monument to the great creator--read the enclosed,14 and it would be good if Dyainka would also read it, and would correct it where necessary. About these corrections, I ask you to give me an answer right away. (What an audacious one I am!) This is a historical article.
Here in all his true self is Grandpa [ Petrov], forever unofficial, but intimate so that he can speak about art with human society.
Friend Nikolai Andreyevich, on Monday (May 17) I will be at your place at 8:00 P.M. We must see each other--this is such nonsense! Your task, friend, to communicate the Russian song to the Russian people and to others, is a great consolation to me.15--A blessed, historical service. This beloved thing might be lost, might be lost com____________________
Other songs in this volume that Musorgsky had used in Boris: 18. "See the Proud Eagle Swiftly Soaring," arranged by Balakirev, after P. Yakushkin (Vol. III, 1815) [used by Musorgsky in the Kromy scene]; 45. "Glory Be to God in Heaven," from Johann Pratsch [Jan Prach] (Vol. II, 1815) [used first by Beethoven for the Trio of the scherzo in his E minor quartet, Op. 59, by Musorgsky for the chorus in the coronation scene and later by Rimsky-Korsakov in The Tzar's Bride and the cantata, Slava]; 71. "Pealing Are the Bells in Novgorod," communicated by S. V. Rimskaya-Korsakova [used by Musorgsky for drunken Varlaam's song in the inn scene].