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This recording not only honors the great Battle at Konotop, but relives some of the triumphs and tragedies that have occurred since 1659. The great poet Taras Shevchenko, in his Testament, inspires us to "rise and break the shackles," and many of the songs you hear heed this advice. The Gathering Eagles depict thehaydamaky as they fight against social injustice in the 18th century. March Ukraine! and the Song about Yuriy Tiutiunnyk remind of us of 20th century battles for liberty. In Good Evening, My Love, we take time to visit the lyrical beauty of Ukrainian folk songs. While we honor the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus' home since 1949 in America the Beautiful, we do not forget the horror the group left behind in the genocide that killed millions of Ukrainians in 1932-33 (The Black-Tilled Earth). It is through Ukrainian song and the beautiful bandura that this rich history comes to life.


Ukraine March

The Clouds Are Rising

The Gathering Eagles

The Battle of Konotop

Song about Yuriy Tiutiunnyk

The Black Tilled Earth

America the Beautiful

Good Evening, My Love

My Testament

People, Save Our Song!


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