Recordings

The following CDs are available from the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble, 626 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2R1. Priced at $20 each, HST included, they can be obtained by calling 416-533-2725 or ordering on your VISA by e-mail at info-sme@bellnet.ca. Please allow 2 weeks for processing an order.

Retro-CD-smRETROSPECTIVE

A compilation of some of the finest selections marking 50 years of the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra. This CD was dedicated to Mary Kuzyk , concertmaster since the orchestra’s formation in 1956 until her death in 2013.

Programme

HOPAK, A. Shtoharenko
MUSICAL MOMENT, A. Petrov
JUST A PLAIN SONG, B. Kiyanov
CAUCASIAN SKETCHES Suite Nº 1, M. Ippolitov-Ivanov
    Soloist: Walter Kowman, accordion
SOLVEIG’S SONG from Peer Gynt Suite, E. Grieg
RUSSIAN FANTASY, N.Budashkin
LAD WITH A CONCERTINA, G. Sviridov
UKRAINIAN SYMPHONY 1st Movement, Composer Unknown
EINE KLEINE XYLO MUSIC, Morris Surdin
    Soloist: Lydia Ciglan, xylophone
POLKA from Ballet Suite Nº 2, D. Shostakovich
EVENING BELLS, A Mosolov
BARREL ORGAN WALTZ, D. Shostakovich
LA PALOMA, Cuban Folk Song, Arr. A. Tsygankov
    Soloist: Ira Erokhina, domra
UKRAINIAN RHAPSODY, I Levytsky
    Soloist, Tamara Volskaya, domra
BURLESQUE, Finale of Violin Concerto Nº 1, D. Shostakovich
    Soloist, Tamara Volskaya, domra
FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE, N. Rimsky-Korsakov
   Soloist: Ira Erokhina, domra

Total time 65:42

TMO.GGS-CD-sm

TORONTO MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA

Live at Glenn Gould Studio
Alexander Veprinsky, Conductor/Artistic Director
Dedicated to the memory of Joe Perkell

Programme
SCHERZO from Five Pictorial Sketches for Orchestra, Ben McPeek
UKRAINIAN FANTASY, E. Trostyansky
KOLOMEYKA from the ballet Hustka Dovbusha, A. Kos-Anatolsky
WALTZ for Pushkin’s story The Blizzard, G. Sviridov
FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE, N. Rimsky-Korsakov
    Soloist: Ira Erokhina, domra
TAMING OF THE FIRE from the Russian film Taming of the Fire, A. Petrov
WALTZ from the Russian film Beware the Auto, A. Petrov
GYPSY AIRES (Zigeunerweisen), P. de Sarasate
   Soloist: Ira Erokhina, domra
THE GREAT GATES OF KIEV from Pictures at an Exhibition, M. Mussorgsky
GOING HOME from New World Symphony, A. Dvorak
PEDLARS Russian Folk Song, Arr. A. Veprinsky

Total time 54:31

Male-Chorus-CD-smSHEVCHENKO MALE CHORUS

Celebrating 50 years
This CD was produced in 2001 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Shevchenko Male Chorus, the founding body of the Shevchenko Musical Ensemble. A double CD package , it contains 30 of the most popular songs from the Chorus’ repertoire and the complete recording of A Feast of Thunder by Morris Surdin and George Ryga.  Arrangements and orchestrations, where the Chorus is accompanied by the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra, are done by Eugene Dolny.

Programme Disc 1

NEIGHBOUR (Susidko), Ukrainian Folk Song
BALLAD OF THE TRUMPETERS (Balada pro surmachiv), I. Shamo/N.Mochoruk
MY THOUGHTS (Dumy moyi) Words by T. Shevchenko, arr. Minkivsky
I’LL TAKE MY BANDURA (Vzyav by ya bandura), Ukrainian Folk Song, harm. Davydovsky
    Soloists: Nick Petrachenko, Merse Mochoruk
THE VILLAGE IS IN SIGHT (Oy, vydno selo) Ukrainian Folk Song, arr. B. Alexandrov
KSENIA, HUTSUL GIRL (Hutsulka Ksenia), Words & music Savytskiy
PYROHY WITH CHEESE (Pyrohy iz syrom) Ukrainian Folk Song, arr. Tsehlyar
    Soloist: Nick Litowski, baritone
DARK-EYED COSSACK GIRL (Chernoglaznaya kazachke), Blanter/Selvinsky
    Soloist: Oskar Raulfs, baritone
OLD SOLDIERS’ SONG (Staraya soldatskaya pesnya), Russian Folk Song
BELOVED MOTHER OF MINE (Ridna maty moya), Maiboroda/Malyshko
    Soloist: John Bokla, tenor
UKRAINIAN FOLK SONG, unidentified
UKRAINIAN FOLK SONG, unidentified
I GAZE AT THE HEAVENS (Dyvlius ya na nebo),  Zaremba
    Soloist: Alexander Ticknovich, tenor
SONG OF THE VILLAGE MAYOR from May Night, Rimsky-Korsakov
    Soloist: Alexander Ticknovich, tenor
DONA DONA, Yiddish Folk Song, arr. Secounda
BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES (Hrechanyky) Ukrainian Folk Song, arr. Antonovsky
HEY, CARPATHIANS (Hey, Karpaty), Hrynyshyn
    Soloist: Jerry Prociw, tenor
STYENKA RAZIN, Russian Folk Song, arr. E. Dolny
    Soloist, Peter Manierka, bass
DANCE, DANCE (Tantsiu, tantsiu), Slovak Folk Song
MATTINATA, Leoncavallo
    Soloist: Ishmael Palumbo, tenor
EVERYBODY’S GOING’ TO THE BARNDANCE from Suite Canadienne , Morris Surdin/Ray Darby
    Soloist: Mary Kuzyk, violin
OL’ MAN RIVER, J. Kern, O. Hammerstein
    Soloist: Herman Rombouts, bass
SONG OF THE VOLGA BOATMEN (Ey, ukhnyem) Russian Folk Song, arr. E. Dolny

Programme Disc 2

ON THE DISTANT HORIZON (Yak na dalnim neboskhyli) Malyshko/Maiboroda
MARICHKA, Sabadash/Tkach
    Soloist: Fred Pesarchuk, baritone, Esther Cronenberg, piano
ROADS REMEMBERED, Novikov/Oshanin
    Soloist: John Nieboer, baritone
IF ALL THE LADS (Yak by vsi khloptsi), Solovyov-Sedoy/ Dolmatovsky
KALINKA, Russian Folk Song, arr. E. Dolny
MY KIEV  (Kiyeva miy), Lutsenko/Shamo
POEM ABOUT UKRAINE (Poema pro Ukrayinu), A. Alexandrov/Kolychov
    Soloist: Peter Manierka, bass

A FEAST OF THUNDER, Morris Surdin/George Ryga

I    Birth
II  Youth
III Manhood
IV Death

Total time 79:13

Tam.TMO-CD-smTAMARA VOLSKAYA

In a Live Concert with the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra
This CD contains recordings from two concerts by Tamara Volskaya and the Toronto Mandolin Orchestra (National Shevchenko Orchestra), the first in 1992 at Columbus Centre, Toronto (conducted by Walter Babiak, piano accompaniment by Peter Krochak); the second in 1996 at Glenn Gould Studio (conducted by Alexander Veprinsky).  The CD was produced by Jacob Harnoy of DOREMI.

Programme

CONCERTO FOR DOMRA & ORCHESTRA, N. Budashkin
INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO, C. Saint-Saëns
LIEBESFREUD, LEIBESLEID, SCHON ROSMARIN, F. Kreisler
LINDEN TREE (Lipa Vekevaya), P. Kulikov
GYPSY AIRES (Zigeunerweisen), P. de Sarasate
INTRODUCTION & TARANTELLA, D. Mihaud
BRAZILEIRA Nº 3 from Suite Scaramouche, P. Tchaikovsky
RUSSIAN DANCE from Swan Lake, P. Tchaikovsky
AN OLD ROMANCE, G. Sviridov
RUSSIAN DANCING SONG, Y. Mykhailitenko
MEDLEY OF JEWISH FOLK SONGS, Traditional
MAZURKA (Kujawiak), H. Wieniawski
I MET YOU, Anonymous
DANCING VIOLIN, D. Cramer

Ira-CD-smIRIADA EROKHINA

Domra

Programme

LARA’S THEME from Dr. Zhivago, Jarre
CZARDAS, Monti
CARNIVAL OF VENICE, Paganini
I MET YOU, Anonymous
RUSSIAN DANCE MELODIES, A. Tsygankov
RUSSIAN PEDLARS (Korobeyniki), A. Tsygankov
NEAPOLITAN TARNTELLA, Rossini
ANDALUSIAN SERENADE, P. de Sarasate
MELODIC PIECES ON FIVE NOTES, Diabella
LA PALOMA, arr. A. Tsygankov
THE MUSIC BOX, Liadov
BALLET OF THE CHICKS from Pictures at an Exhibition, M.Mussorgsky
RUSSIAN RHAPSODY, Shishakov
VILLAGE SUITE, Tamarin  – GET-TOGETHERS (Posidelki),
SONG OF THE SHEPHERD
AT THE FAIR

Reminis-CD-smREMINISCENCE

Music of Old Russia
Performed by Tamara Volskaya, domra
Anatoliy Trofimov, bayan

Programme

TWO OLD RUSSIAN ROMANCES, Traditional
GYPSY RHAPSODY, Traditional
THE WILLOW, Traditional
SWEETHEART, Russian Folk Song
AUTUMN DREAM WALTZ, Joyce
DARK EYES (Ochi chorniye), Russian Gypsy Folk Song
WAVES OF THE DANUBE WALTZ, Ivanovichi
CHASTUSHKI, Russian Folk Song
MOONLIT NIGHT (Nich yaka misyachna), Ukrainian Folk Song
PEDLARS (Korobeyniki), Russian Folk Song
LARA’S THEME from Dr. Zhivago, Jarre
MEADOWLAND (Polushko pole), Knipper
SAILORS’ DANCE from Red Poppy Ballet
WAVES OF THE AMUR WALTZ
FREILACH, Traditional
JEWISH MEDLEY (Freilach & Mazal Tov), Traditional
TUM BALALAIKA, Jewish Fantasy
THE ENDLESS STEPPE (Styep da styep krugom), Russian Folk Song
WELCOME TO MY NEW HOME, Siberian Folk Song
TWO POPULAR MELODIES FROM RUSSIA in the 30s & 40s:
THE HEART (Sertse), Dunayevsky
The unfortunate date, Tsfasman

Total Time 68’ 52”