The Ukrainian Art Song Project is extremely grateful to the Ukraine Millennium Foundation (UMF) of Edmonton, Alberta for funding the Online World Library of Ukrainian Art Songs.
This World Library will give anyone with access to the internet the ability to download the scores of Ukrainian art songs for free.
Ukrainian art songs, composed primarily in the 19th and 20th century, are artistic masterpieces largely unknown throughout the world, as they were suppressed within Ukraine due to repressive foreign domination. The UMF believes that these classical music compositions deserve to be recognized and showcased on international stages and is pro-actively facilitating this goal by supporting the library.
With the support of the UMF, the Ukrainian Art Song Project is proud to initiate this educational and cultural effort which will be a valuable tool for music students, emerging artists, professional singers, teachers and performers, as well as a source of pride to those of Ukrainian origin in Canada and throughout the world.
Using the library
1. On the UMF Library page download the…
Transcription and Pronunciation Chart, and
Audio Introduction and Explanation of Chart.
3. Scroll down to portrait/name of composer and click ie. Stetsenko
CD 1 and CD 2 Index of scores appear immediately at the top of the page
4. Click on chosen song. Ie. ‘And You Abandoned – I vy pokynuly’.
this will lead you to the song’s Index Page
5. On the song Index Page you will find links to:
Original Score. The stave on the tile contains 2 quarter notes with a line between them showing the range of the song; from the lowest to the highest note
Sores / PDFs of the score converted to both Bass and Treble Clefs: 10 pdfs; 5 staves in Treble clef; 5 staves in bass clef. Each stave on the tile contains 2 quarter notes with a line between them showing the range of the song, from the lowest to the highest note; attached;
Literal Translation of songtext
Audio of Songtext
Original Sibelius scores; one with treble clef, one with bass clef