Friday, January 6, 2012

Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus - Christmas Carols


Side 1
1. Silent Night - F. Gruber
2. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - R.S. Wills
3. Christmas Melodies - Instrumental
   - In The Town Of Bethlehem - Во Вифлиємі - Arr. H. Kytasty
   - Rejoice All, God Has Came From Heaven - Возвеселімся - Arr. S. Liudkewych
   - Shchedryk Carol Of The Bells - Щедрик - Arr.M. Leontowych
4. Christmas Bells - Різдвяні Дзвони - H. Koncewych - H. Kytasty - soloist W. Kuczer
5. Let Us Sing Today And Rejoice Together - Днесь Поюще - Arr. K. Stetzenko - soloist P. Sadowy 

Side 2
1. God Eternal Was Born Unto The World Today - Бог Предвічний
2. In The River Jordan The Virgin Mary Bathed Her New Born Son - На Йорданській Річці - Arr. K. Stetzenko
3. Joyful Tidings Have Spread Over The World, The Virgin Mary Has Given Birth - По Всьому Світу - Arr. K. Stetzenko
4. What Is This Wonder That Has Come Over The World - Що То За Предиво - Arr. V. Barvinsky - V. Bozyk
5. A New Joy Has Descended, Christ Is Born And The Angels Sing, Proclaiming Peace - Нова Радість Стала
6. Saints Sit Crushing Rocks For The Building Of A Church - Святі Сиділи - Arr. V. Bozyk - soloists P. Honcharenko tenor P. Pacholuk basso
7. God Sees The World In Peril And Sends His Son - Ой Видить Бог - Arr. K. Stetzenko

Silent Night

Christmas Melodies

God Eternal

The Ukrainian Bandurists Chorus was organized in Kiev, capital of Ukraine, in 1918, and was dedicated to the memory of the greatest Ukrainian Poet, Taras Shevchenko.  It consists of 30 male singers, each of whom plays the Bandura, a national Ukrainian instrument.
The Bandura became a very popular instrument in Ukraine in the 16th century.  It has 30 to 60 strings, ranging through five octaves which are plucked by the fingers.  The Bandura unifies, to a certain degree, the principles of two instruments, that of the lute and harp.  The sound of the Bandura is somewhat emphatic but gentle.
The Ukrainian Bandurists were admitted to the United States as permanent residents.  Since 1949, this Chorus has given constant performances in the leading concert halls of the United States, Canada and Western Europe, arousing the greatest enthusiasm wherever is performed.

Conductor Hryhory Kytasty
Distributor - Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus - P.O.Box 119, Hamtramek Br., Detroit, Michigan 48212.  U.S.A.
822 U - 3980 4
Cover Y. Krochaluk

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