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As It Was from Ancient Times: Traditional Folk Songs of the Right-Bank of Kyiv Region

by Village People Folk Band

This CD is the endeavor to document the truly tradition of antiquity that is vanishing now, to enrich folk music chronicle and to reserve the document of the epoch at the turn of millenniums.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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1. As It Was from the Ancient Times (Carol)
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2. Fly Out, Dove (Spring Song)
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3. In Crooked Round Dance (Spring Song)
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4. Pussy-Willow Wheel (Spring Song)
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5. The Maid of Spring (Spring Song)
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6. What Is Our Maid of Spring Wearing (Spring Song)
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7. I'll Take My Ware to the Steep Bank (Lyric Song for Spring)
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8. My Sweet-Heart Comes Back from Field (Ballad)
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9. As My Husband Was Beating Me (Comic Song)
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10. Pussy-Cat (Lullaby)
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11. Hey, Cat (Lullaby)
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12. As Ivan Was Bathing (Kupalo Song)
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13. In the Wood (Petrivka Song)
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14. A Pig in Kitchen Garden (Petrivka Song)
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15. Petrivka Has Short Night (To Hay)
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16. Sad Road (Cosak Song)
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17. Hey, Chumak (Chumak Song)
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18. Out of Our Boarder (To Rye)
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19. The Sun Above the Pear-Tree (To Rye)
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20. Don't Come, Barabash (For Bewitching)
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21. Out of the Wood (Lyric Song)
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22. My Beloved Mother (Wedding Song)
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23. Hey, At Sea, At Blue Sea (Wedding Song)
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24. My Mother, Now You Will Sleep (Wedding Song)
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25. A Pass Beyond the Garden (Wedding Song)
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26. I'll Sit and Think (Ophan Song)
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27. Wedding Ritual "The Veiling of the Bride"
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28. Can't You, My Mother, To Come Out (Wedding Song)
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29. The Oak-Tree Is Pushing Another One (Wedding Song)
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30. Father-in-Low Meets Daughter-in-Low (Wedding Song)
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31. I'll Go in the Wood (Liric Song)
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32. I Would Like to Go Out (Liric Song)
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33. I'll Go On the Hill (Liric Song)
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34. Ljuli, Ljuli, Ljuli (Lullaby)
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35. Oj Nu Ljuli, Ljuli (Lullaby)
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36. Hey, We Are a-Walking (Carol)
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Album Notes
This CD represents music folklore from the right bank Kyiv region. The recordings were made in villages of Makariv and Kyiv-Svyatoshuno areas which are located between two tributaries of the Dnipro-River: Teteriv and Irpin. Scientists call this land the transition area since it boarded with two huge habitats- the forest and the forest-steppe ones. In the music folklore we could find traits that was formed under the influence of Polissya, Podillya and Podniprovshchina customs and traditions.
Unlike left bank Kyiv region whose ethnic development suffered from constant interruptions right bank's areas were mastered by our ancestors-farmers since extreme antiquity. Obviously that was the reason why they preserve in their memory the most ancient folklore's layer- the ritual calendar folklore that has almost died away nowadays.
What a surprise it was to record in Kyiv region a carol about creation of the Universe that reflects the cosmogonical ideas of our forefathers. Formerly this kind of carols could be came across only in Western Ukraine.
I was deeply impressed with the story of country women from Komarivka that until the last decade in Makary (the name of a village part) on Christmas day (21 of January) the ritual to tresh a sheaf was performed. Later at night women and men came all together to a one place and chose the bravest women among them. Then they tied her round with rye and the whole company went to visit every neighbor. Entering the house they sang the carol (36) that was being sang for two weeks holiday weeks and after that they thrashed host's sheaf. When the ritual was over the host made a record of the carol on ceiling board (just painted a cross there) - it symbolized the end of Christmas festive. Carolers were generously gifted.
Women from village Gruzke managed to retain till our time the song that was used by young girls to bewitch lads (20).
During the summer expedition in 1995 I was lucky to be present at the wedding in village Luka where I witnessed the ritual veiling the bride women took her garland down and veiled her head with a kerchief that meant that the girl has turned into a woman. This wedding ceremony is the most significant for the majority in Kyiv region. In this CD I have a chance to present it almost entirely performance by Luka's women (27).
A whole number of ritual melodies- spring song (2, 3, 4), kupalo and petrivka songs (12, 13), wedding songs (22, 25) evidenced that they originated from Podillya's music ethnographic region.
Songs to hay (15) and to rye (18) represent the tradition of solo singing labor songs in Polissya. This tradition is gradually disappearing there.
The layer of song's lyrics is also worth your attention. Due to timbre sound and temporated characteristics of lyric songs we can suppose that they were originally developed under the influence of calendar tradition that dominated at that ' time. Stylistically expressive structure of polyphony with compact filling of the texture and diapason extension up to the upper third in songs (16, 31, 33) - it all marks influence of Lyric tradition of Dnipro region.
I do hope that an attentive listener will find many other interesting things on the CD.
Suggested records are the endeavor to document the truly tradition of antiquity that is vanishing now, to enrich folk music chronicle and to reserve the document of the epoch at the turn of millenniums.

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