Following Marika Kuzma’s informative and enriching article in the latest issue of the Choral Journal, Mykola Lysenko’s “Prayer for Ukraine” is now referenced in Musica International, a free multimedia database of the world’s choral repertoire of which ACDA is a member. You can find all the information on this piece at https://www.musicanet.org/bdd/en/score/199499.
To discover other Ukrainian composers and choral pieces, you may want to use the Musica International database (www.musicanet.org) referencing 200,000 international choral scores. As of today, 65 Ukrainian composers, 349 scores by Ukrainian composers and over 400 scores with a keyword “Ukraine” are referenced in the Musica database. Several descriptive records have recordings of the pronunciation by a native speaker of the Ukrainian language, for example the descriptive record of Valentin Silvestrov’s “Prayer for the Ukraine” (https://www.musicanet.org/bdd/en/score/198327) or of John Rutter’s “A Ukrainian Prayer” (https://www.musicanet.org/bdd/en/score/197401).
The works referenced in the Musica database are searchable by around 100 types of criteria (fields) including voicing, genre, duration, theme, level of difficulty, etc. Lots of descriptions include multimedia illustrations of works (whenever available) and a direct link to the publisher’s website where you can order the scores. ACDA members have unlimited privileged access to Musica via ACDA’s website https://acda.org/repertoire/musica.
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