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Songs and Dances of the Ukraine, Vol. 1 (LP edition)

Various Artists
Songs and Dances of the Ukraine, Vol. 1 (LP edition)

This 1957 release from Monitor Records presents a variety of traditional Ukrainian folk music: joyous and boisterous dance music (“Hutsulka”), moody and contemplative Cossack ballads (“The Cossacks Are Whistling”), and songs reflecting traditional life. The musical ensembles, recorded in Ukraine, play a variety of Ukrainian folk instruments, including Ukraine’s national instrument, the bandura, a zither with 31–68 strings. Liner notes include brief descriptions of the songs and a set of lyrics in Ukrainian.

Track Listing

101
Zasvistali Kozachenki (The Cossacks are Whistling) The Ukrainian Cappella Bandura Players with Ivan Kozlovsky 3:00
102
Hutsulka The Ukrainian State Orchestra of Folk Instruments 2:16
103
Vechirnia Pisnia (Evening Star) The Ukrainian State Radio Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Nikolai Fokin 3:36
104
Dudarik (The Fifer) Ukrainian Dumka Chorus 1:25
105
Vziav Bi Ya Banduru (The Enamored Bandura Player) The Ukrainian Cappella Bandura Players with Boris Hmirya 4:01
106
Oi, Ne Sviti Misiachenku (Do Not Shine Bright Moon) The Ukrainian State Radio Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Halina Sholina 3:25
107
Vechir Na Dvori (Evening in the Country) Boris Hmirya and Lev Ostrin 2:09
108
Kucheriava Katerina (Curly-Headed Catherine) The Ukrainian Cappella Bandura Players 1:50
201
Sontze Nizenko (The Sett'ng Sun) The Ukrainian Cappella Bandura Players with Ivan Kozlovsky 3:59
202
Kozachok The Ukrainian State Orchestra of Folk Instruments 2:35
203
Oi Ne Morhaite Divchata (Girls Do Not Wink) Nina Pavlenko, Valentina Tretyakova, and Tamara Polishchuk 2:40
204
Pro Divchinonku (About a Young Maiden) Boris Hmirya and Lev Ostrin 1:58
205
Handzia The Ukrainian State Radio Orchestra of Folk Instruments with Elizaveta Chavdar 2:53
206
Oi, Divchina, Shumit Hai (Oh, Maiden, The Frost Rustles) The Ukrainian Radio Ensemble of Bandura Players 2:56
207
Raz V Vishniovom ' u Sadochku (Once in a Cherry Orchard) The Ukrainian Radio Ensemble of Bandura Players with Vladlena Yalkut 3:03
208
Na Mistochku (At the Little Bridge) Children's Chorus and Orchestra of Kaliningrad with Ivan Kozlovsky 2:18

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