L’vov, Aleksey Fyodorovich
- (5 June, 1798, Tallinn, Estonia – 28 December 1879, Kaunas, Lithuania)A professional engineer, he was director of the Russian imperial court chapel choir from 1837 and composed about three dozen kheruvimskiye pesni (Orthodox communion hymns) and a Latin Stabat mater (1851) that nonetheless imitated the znamennīy chant. He also composed the Russian national anthem Bozhe, tsarya khrani ("God Save the Tsar," 1833).
Historical dictionary of sacred music. Joseph P. Swain. 2006.