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A 1944 recording of a Ukrainian choir performing "Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow" arranged by Oleksandr Koshytsia captivated the Internet.

A recording of the song "Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow" arranged by Oleksandr Koshytsia has been found

The song "Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow" is deservedly considered one of the most famous Ukrainian folk songs. Its history dates back to Cossack times, and later it became the anthem of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. In 2022, the song's heartbreaking lines gained widespread popularity again after being performed by Andriy Khlyvniuk at the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion. Meanwhile, a unique recording of the song, arranged by the famous Oleksandr Koshytsia during the Ukrainian People's Republic, was shown online.

The recording, made back in 1944 in New York, was released as part of the album Hear, Ukraine sing on the Sonart Record Corporation label. It was found and digitized by Tina Peresunko, a researcher of the history of Ukrainian cultural diplomacy and founder of the Leontovych Institute.

On the recording, you can hear "Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow" performed by a male choir under the direction of Oleksandr Koshytsia, the godfather of "Shchedryk," who revealed this legendary Ukrainian song to the world and made it mega-famous.

In the album Hear, Ukraine sing, the title of the song about the red viburnum is translated as "We will liberate Ukraine", which emphasizes its symbolism, indomitable spirit and fighting spirit.

A 1944 recording of a Ukrainian choir performing ''Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow'' arranged by Oleksandr Koshytsia captivated the Internet.

The recovered 1944 American vinyl recording of a Ukrainian legendary song that has not lost its relevance in our time is a valuable cultural artifact and an important contribution to the preservation of our historical heritage. It is a testament to the strength and resilience of the Ukrainian people, their desire for freedom and independence.

A 1944 recording of a Ukrainian choir performing ''Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow'' arranged by Oleksandr Koshytsia captivated the Internet.

As OBOZ.UA wrote earlier, a video was posted on the Internet in which the song "Oh, the Red Viburnum in the Meadow" is sung in Hebrew. The audience is delighted with this performance.

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