Music to the words of Taras Shevchenko. Recorded 2014.

 

Our Otaman Hamalia
Наш отаман Гамалія

Music by Mykola Lysenko • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
Soloists: Zenon Chaikovsky, Andrew Hladyshevsky, Yarema Hryciw, Zenon Krislaty, Adrian Kwitkowsky, Yuriy Metulynsky, Nicholas Schidowka, Taras Zakordonski, Oleh Zmiyiwsky

 

 

Two Songs About Maksym Zalizniak
Двіпісні про Максима Залізняка

Music by Kyrylo Stetsenko (arranged by Hryhory Kytasty)
Folk lyrics and lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
Soloist: Ihor Krislaty

 

 

Berestechko “Why Have You Blackened,
Oh Green Field?”
Берестечко «Ой, чого ти почорніло зеленеє поле?»

Music by Oleh Mahlay  (traditional Kuban kozak melody)
Lyrics by Тaras Shevchenko
Soloists: Vasyl Troyanovych & Lyubomyr Yakimiv

 

 

My Testament
Заповіт

Music by Kyrylo Stetsenko • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
Soloist: Luke Lashchuk

 

 

On The High Cliffs Above The Dnipro
На високій дуже кручі

Melody and lyrics by Ivan Kuchuhura-Kucherenko
(arranged by Oleh Mahlay)

 

 

The Warming Sun
Сонце гріє

Music by Petro Potapenko (traditional melody)
Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko

 

 

Let’s Dance Handzia!
Ой, гоп, таки-так!

Music by Mykhailo Verykivsky • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko

 

 

Girls, Do Not Wonder
Не дивуйтеся дівчата

Music by Mykola Lysenko • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko

 

 

My Thoughts, My Songs - You Are My Only Ones
Думи мої, думи мої, ви мої єдині

Music by Levko Revutsky • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
Soloist: Taras Zakordonski;  bandurists:  Andrij Birko, Yurij Petlura

 

 

My Thoughts, My Songs - My Misfortune
Думи мої, думи мої, лихо мені звами

Music by Oleksander Minkivsky (traditional melody)
Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko

 

 

Excerpt from the poem “Hamalia”
Yривок із поеми «Гамалія»

Poem by Taras Shevchenko
Recited by Andrij Kytasty

 

 

Onward To Turkey
У туркені по тім боці

Music by Mykola Lysenko • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko

 

 

Bandurist, You Gray Eagle
Бандуристе, орле сизий

Music by Oleh Mahlay (melody by Yakiv Orlov)
Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
Soloist: Oleh Zmiyiwsky

 

Brothers! We Shall Live!

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  • Our Otaman Hamalia
    Наш отаман Гамалія

    Music by Mykola Lysenko • Lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
    Soloists: Zenon Chaikovsky, Andrew Hladyshevsky, Yarema Hryciw, Zenon Krislaty, Adrian Kwitkowsky, Yuriy Metulynsky, Nicholas Schidowka, Taras Zakordonski, Oleh Zmiyiwsky

    Hamalia - a brave Zaporizhian kozak leader - gathers his men, sails the sea, and frees his comrades from Turkish imprisonment.  As he saves them, he shouts: Brothers! We shall live!

    Two Songs About Maksym Zalizniak
    Двіпісні про Максима Залізняка

    Music by Kyrylo Stetsenko (arranged by Hryhory Kytasty)
    Folk lyrics and lyrics by Taras Shevchenko
    Soloist: Ihor Krislaty

    Born into a poor peasant family in the middle of the 18th century, Zalizniak joined the Zaporizhian kozaks and led an uprising against the Polish nobility.  He was later captured and tortured by the leadership of the Russian Empire as they viewed him as a threat to their rule.  Many Ukrainian songs celebrate this hero who valiantly fought for the Ukrainian people and defended the Orthodox faith.

    Berestechko “Why Have You Blackened,
    Oh Green Field?”
    Берестечко «Ой, чого ти почорніло зеленеє поле?»

    Music by Oleh Mahlay  (traditional Kuba