Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Ukrainian folk song
Arranger:   J. David Moore
Publisher:   Hinshaw Music
Edition:   HMC2032
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Peter Schleif
Winona Senior High School 2005
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This Ukrainian folk song incorporates neutral syllables imitating instruments, as well as Ukrainian. It is a slow waltz with a rather thick texture, utilizing the full range of the choir. There are optional solos and duets for soprano and tenor, and a pronunciation guide is included. The only downfall in that is that there is no translation. This being said, I was instantly interested in the overall feel of the piece and will definitely be programming it in the near future.