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The Sokalsky Quartet. Koljady. (Christmas Carols)

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The Sokalsky Quartet. Koljady. (Christmas Carols)
The idea of forming exactly this content of a Christmas album might seem to be lying on the surface. But, strange enough, anything of this kind happens not that often it is actual both for Ukrainian music, and for the world one in general. Sorry, Ive forgotten to say this Ukrainian album of The Sokalsky Quartet contains Christmas songs of far not only Ukrainians. You will come across Christmas carols of France, England, Wales, Sweden, Austria, the USA, Spain, Germany here honestly speaking, the very list inspires respect. Moreover, all the songs are performed in original languages and this is, you should agree, a piece of work. And it was worth it the disk acquired additional dimensions, new colors of joy. I think that you understand to what extent such approach enriches both the very idea, and the internal worlds of the audience and performers. In the end, this whole project of bringing different peoples together under the same music roof is surprisingly warm and true. It is difficult to think about an idea that would meet the spirit of this holiday better the holiday of Birth of new love, new world, new joy. Because, whatever languages we might speak, the language of the open heart is the same for all people. Fortunately. And for this reason, in spite of everything, we still understand each other. Sometimes. For example when someone sings in this language. As The Sokalsky Quartet.

Publisher: Atlantic

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The Sokalsky Quartet

Domestic price: 208.12UAH
International price: $18.92USD
CD1
1.  Noel Nouvelet (Sing We of Christmas) (Traditional French, Late 15th cent.), The Bells of Jerusalem (Ukrainian Carol)
music: arr. by O. Koshyts
2.  What Child Is This (English Carol 16th cent.)
music: english melody "Greensleeves"
lyrics: William C. Dix
3. Mp3What Is This Wonder (Ukrainian Carol)
music: arr. by V. Barvinsky
4.  Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow (African-American Spiritual)
5. Mp3Pastores a Belen Shepherds In Bethlehem (Spanish Carol)
6.  O, Shepherd (Old Ukrainian Christmas Cantus)
7.  In the Jordan River (Ukrainian Carol)
music: arr. by K. Stetsenko
8. Mp3Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (Maria Walks Amid the Thorn) (Old German Carol, 16th cent.)
9.  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentelmen (Old English Carol)
10.  The Moon Wandered in the Sky (Ukrainian Carol)
music: arr. by S. Lyudkevych
11.  The Wonder of Christ's Birth (Ukrainian Carol)
music: arr. by M. Lysenko
12.  O Holy Night (translated from French to English by J. S. Dwight)
music: A. C. Adam
lyrics: P. Cappeau
13. Mp3Nu ar det Jul Igen (Yuletide is Here Again) (Swedish Carol)
14.  Deck the Halls (Old Welsh Carol)
15.  Shchedryk (The Carol of the Bells) (Old Ukrainian Carol)
music: arr. by M. Leontovych
16. Mp3Weep not, Rachel (Old Ukrainian Christmas Cantus)
17.  Entre le boeuf et l'Ane gris ('Twixt Gentle Ox And Ass So Gray) (Old French Carol)
18.  Stille Nacht (Silent Night) (Austrian Carol)
music: F. Gruber
lyrics: J. Mohr
 Total playing time: 34:21

Fragments of the compositions marked with Mp3 mark are available for listening. How to listen?

Domestic price: 208.12UAH
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Natalka Karpa. Kolyadky ta novorichni pisni. (Carols and Christmas Songs)


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Yuliya Roma. Raduysya. Ukrainian carols. /digi-pack/. (Rejoice)


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Yuriy Kovtun. BraviBelli.


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