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Alexander Sparinsky. Chary Kupalskoji nochi. Musical Suite. (CD extra). (Midsummer Night Magic)

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Alexander Sparinsky. Chary  Kupalskoji nochi. Musical Suite. (CD extra). (Midsummer Night Magic)
In fact, it seems to us that even the simple list of the musicians who took part in this project is very and very eloquent these are the people who are creating the music glory of Ukraine literally all over the world. But even if they invited here only one out of this whole list all the same it would be interesting to hear what results from that. No, a plenty of "stars" as they are do not yet guarantee significance of results, this is clear. But, on the other hand, here they are not fashionable rowdies from music all these people have created themselves with everyday labor. The people having the nice habit of doing everything at a high quality level. Moreover, the main engine of this recording, Olexander Sparynsky, has already repeatedly proved his creative professionalism we could only mention his, figuratively speaking, polyphonic projects: "Christ's Christmas 2000" or "Go Out, Vesnyanky!" In the end, "Spells of Kupala Night" is also a sort of polyphony, in which ancient ceremonies, modern technologies, authentic singing, improvisation thought, etc. interlace. Nevertheless, the mixture appears very easy for perception, friendly even to an unprepared listener. Thus, you now have in front of you a modern view of the Kupala Night mystery. Welcome..
sung by:
Nina Matvienko & "Zoloti Kluchi" Trio
"Kralytsia", "Otava" authentic folklore bands
"Berehynia" Ukrainian Folklore Theater
"Berehynka", "Ljubystok" & "Yavoryna" Children's folk ensembles
Nina Garynetska, Halyna Dovbetska
performed by:
Alexander Sparinsky keyboards
Enver Izmaylov guitars
Roman Hrynkiv bandura
Sergey Khmeliov percussion
Ihor Chernov saxophones, bass clarinet
Yarema Shevchuk pipe & hurdy-gurdy
"Ars Nova" ensemble

Publisher: Atlantic
Year: 2009

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Alexander Sparinsky

Domestic price: 185.90UAH
International price: $16.90USD
1. Mp3Midsummer Night Magic (introduction)
2.  The Way Ivan Bathed
3.  Maryna the Goddess Doll of Spring
4. Mp3A Bunch of Herbs "On St. John's Day"
5. Mp3Kupalo on St. John's Day
6.  Fortune-telling
7.  The Kupalo Girl
8. Mp3Midsummer Night Fires (from Rigveda)
9.  Star has Shone
10.  Flower of Fortune
11. Mp3Garland Weaving
12.  The Garland Headpiece
13. Mp3Kupalo traditions: ritual circular dances/ the large bonfire/ cleansing by water "Burn, Burn Brightly!"
14. Mp3You Need to Get up Early
15.  There is a Trough in the Garden
16.  Witch Solstice "The Flying Broomstick"
17.  "Where did you Kupalo Spend the Night?"
18. Mp3Midsummer's Kupalo Eve "The Ugly Witch"
19.  Fortune-telling #2 "Fall, Fall Rain!"
20.  Oh, it Thundered in the Forest
21.  The Sun God's Wedding
22.  Awakening
  video bonus
 Total playing time: 45:54

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

See also:

Bervy. Ukrainian Traditional Music. Project "My Ukraine. Bervy".

First of all you should pay attention that this is Extra format disc, which means that is not only musical. It contains very substantial multimedia part. And if you are interested in the Ukrainian culture it will be a crime not to pay attention to this disc.
Domestic price: 350.90UAH, International price: $31.90USD

Alexander Sparinsky. Spring Singers, Rejoice! Multimedia edition.

You can listen these song on any CD player. In addition, you may put this CD into your PC with Internet Explorer installed and read a lot of information on church and civil traditions of celebrating of spring holidays in Ukraine
Domestic price: 185.90UAH, International price: $16.90USD

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  , Porto Alegre, Brasil
26-09-2010 19:08

I like very much!