SHCHEDRYK

Latest update on 09/10/2014

Artist: Ukrainian National Chorus
Author: Mykola Leontovych
Label: Brunswick
Year: 1922

Conducted by Alexander Koshetz. Introduced by students at the Kiev University in 1916. Ukrainian New Year's carol, bound to be sung during the local equivalent of Epiphany (New Year in the Julian calendar). A swallow heralds the imminent return of spring.

Covers:

1945:

Robert Shaw Chorale [as Carol Of The Bells with lyrics by Peter Wilhousky and as such a Christmas carol since]

1953:

Hugo Winterhalter [idem]

1959:

Harry Simeone Chorale [idem]

1962:

Four Seasons

1963:

Wayne King [idem]

1968:

David Rose

1972:

Johnny Mathis

1978:

Carpenters

1981:

Kenny Rogers

1989:

Wynton Marsalis

1990:

Rockapella [in film Home Alone]

1991:

O'Jays

1999:

Natalie Cole

1999:

Al Di Meola

2001:

Nancy Wilson

2001:

Destiny's Child [as Opera Of The Bells]

2002:

Patty Loveless

2003:

Steve Lukather

2004:

Dianne Reeves

2005:

Moya Brennan

2006:

Celtic Women

2008:

Al Jarreau

2008:

Lonely Boys

2010:

Jessica Simpson

2010:

Dan Hicks

2010:

Pink Martini [using the original title]

2011:

Carole King

Also by Andy Williams, the Wiener Sängerknaben and Metallica.

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