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Offline Gusev

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Ukraine, 20 Hhryven, 2016, 100 years song "Shchedryk"
« on: January 01, 2017, 07:02:18 PM »
From Wikipedia:

"Shchedryk" (from Ukrainian: Щедрий вечiр, "Bountiful Evening") is a Ukrainian shchedrivka, or New Year's carol, known in English as "The Little Swallow". It was arranged by composer and teacher Mykola Leontovych in 1916, and tells a story of a swallow flying into a household to sing of wealth that will come with the following spring. "Shchedryk" was originally sung on the night of January 13, New Year's Eve in the Julian Calendar (December 31 Old Style), which is Shchedry Vechir.

"Shchedryk" was later adapted as an English Christmas carol, "Carol of the Bells", by Peter J. Wilhousky following a performance of the original song by Alexander Koshetz's Ukrainian National Chorus at Carnegie Hall on October 5, 1921. Wilhousky copyrighted and published his new lyrics (which were not based on the Ukrainian lyrics) in 1936, and the song became popular in the United States, where it became strongly associated with Christmas.
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Re: Ukraine, 20 Hhryven, 2016, 100 years song "Shchedryk"
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
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Re: Ukraine, 20 Hhryven, 2016, 100 years song "Shchedryk"
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2017, 09:21:04 PM »
Thank you for the write-up and the two inspired performances, Gusev.

Peter
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Re: Ukraine, 20 Hhryven, 2016, 100 years song "Shchedryk"
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 04:00:38 AM »
Hello
thank you ,very nice song
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Re: Ukraine, 20 Hhryven, 2016, 100 years song "Shchedryk"
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 12:40:35 PM »
Video from KIA (2017)

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