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The Dove

The Dove

The Nebraska-based ensemble of 10 vocalists and instrumentalists, led by Julian Klaczynsky, takes its name from the Ukrainian traveling minstrels who played the kobza (bandura) as they recounted Cossack epic ballads. In this 1978 recording the group reproduces the longstanding Ukrainian tradition of vocal polyphony by adapting popular Ukrainian and Cossack folk songs, to the accompaniment of mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, and violin. The collection includes the humorous “Byla Mene Maty” (“My Mother Spanked Me”), a song based on the poetry of Taras Shevchenko, and a song about Nebraska. Liner notes include a short history of the group and brief descriptions of each song.

Track Listing

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Holubivna (The Dove) Kobzari 3:54
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102
Stezhechka Moya (My Little Path) Kobzari 2:33
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103
Banduriste, Orle Syzyi (You're a Bandurist, Dove-Colored Eagle) Kobzari 5:37
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104
Ishla Divchyna Berizhkom (A Girl Walked By the Riverbank) Kobzari 3:27
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105
Oy U Vishnevomu Sadochku (Oh, in the Cherry Orchard) / Choho Voda Kalamutna (Why Is the Water So Stirred?) (medley) Kobzari 5:14
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201
Rozpryahaite Khloptsi Koni (Unharness Your Horses, Boys) Kobzari 3:06
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202
Oy Ty Nichenko (Oh, the Nightfall) Kobzari 4:53
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203
Byla Mene Maty (My Mother Spanked Me) Kobzari 2:49
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204
Tsvite Teren (The Flower of the Thornbush) Kobzari 4:48
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Nebraska Kobzari 4:37

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