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UMS Concert Program, November 20, 1930: Choral Union Concert Series -- Don Cossack

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Day
20
Month
November
Year
1930
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Season: 1930-1931
Concert: Fourth
Complete Series: 1873
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
CHARLES A. SINK, PRESIDENT EARL V. MOORE, MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Fourth Concert 1930-1931 Complete Series 1873
Fiftg-SeconcL Annual
Choral Union Concert Series
DON COSSACK RUSSIAN MALE CHORUS
SERGE JAROFF, Director
Thursday Evening, November 20, 1030, at 8:15
HILL AUDITORIUM ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
PROGRAM
Credo ..................................................Kastalsky (1856-1926)
Psalm I of David ........................................Oíd Church Melody
How GrEatly Oür Lord Is GmrifiEi .................Bortniansky (1751-1825)
Who Can Equal ThéE ! .........................................Bortniansky
In the Forest ...................................................Pashtchenko
Kanawka ...............................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
The Red Sarafan ......................................Arr. by Serge Jaroff
Ay, OokhnEm ...........................................Arr. by Serge Jaroff
An Old Polka ..........................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
Cavalry Signals ...................................................Kolotilin
The Homei.and..........................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
Stenka Rasin...........................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
Oh Cossack Song......................................Traditional Polk Song
Management: Metropolitan Musical Bureau
The Steinway Piano and the Skinner Organ are the official concert imtruments of the University Musical Society
ARS LONGA .VITA BREVIS
Engush Resume of Songs i
Sung by the
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DON COSSACK j
RUSSIAN MALE CHORUS I
SERGE JAROFF, Conductor i
The 36 men of the Don Cossack Russian Male Chorus and their leader, Serge Jaroff, are former officers of the Russian Imperial Army. Their history as a
singing unit dates back to the prison camp of Tschelengir, near Constantinople, :
where they were sent with the rest of the White Army after the defeat of General j
Wrangel. With their transport to Sofía, Bulgaria, they formed for a time the ]
choir in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Don Cossacks made their concert
debut in Vienna in 1923. Since then, they have sung over 1500 concerts throughj
out Europe, the British Isles, and Australia. ¡
The Don Cossacks travel on "Nansen" passes, issued by the League of Nations i
to people without a country. ]
Credo ............................................................. Kastalsky
I believe in God, the Father Almighty . . .
Psalm I OF David ........................................O Id Church Melody
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly . . .
How GrEati,y Our Lord Is Glorified.............................Bortmansky
Tongue cannot express how greatly our Lord is glorified in Zion. He is great in Heaven upon His throne. He is great on earth in every blade of grass. His radiance is the same by day and by night.
d. Who Can Equal Thee .....................................Bortmansky
Who can equal Thee in greatness, O Lord Thou art the God who girdeth my loins with strength and traceth Thy unerring way.
II
In The ForEst ..................................... Pashtchenko (1883)
I hacked out a clearing in the dense forest. I ploughed the earth and sowed hemp therein. The crop was good. But a sparrow carne to haunt my clearing. "Wait, little thief, I will catch you yet and pluck out your feathers. You shall not fly about and peck at my hemp!"
Kanawka ...............................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
My sweetheart used to ride by my window on horseback. I would beckon him to stop, but he would answer, "Not until the gTass has grown in the courtyard oí your house."
Oh, how many tears I shed to make the grass grow! How I waited for weary days! Suddenly, one day I look and whom should I see but my sweetheart! He dismounts in the courtyard below, where the grass grows soft and green.
The Red Sarafan (A woman's long cloak) ................Arr. by Scrge Jaroff
Sew not, O little tnother, My daughter, sit thee by me
Upon my cloak oí red; And say no more, I pray;
111 never wear it, mother, Youth gone, is gone forever,
So rest yourself, instead. So let youth have its day.
And while I sit here sewing, Say not I sew in vain; For memories are stirring, And I am young again.
Ay OokhnEm ...........................................Arr. by Serge Jaroff
The cry oí the Volga boatmen.
An Old Polka ..........................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
A young girl invites her sweetheart to dance the polka with her.
III
a. Cavalry Sxgnals ................................................Kolotilin
Roll Cali--Alarm-Saddling Up--The Charge--Full Gallop.
The Homeland ..........................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
(A favorite song with the peasant women as they sit and spin their flax during the long winter evenings.)
Before the door a maid doth stand Falcon perched upon her hand "Fly," she cries, "to homefolk dear, Tell them I am lonely here."
Stenka Rasin ...........................................Arr. by I. Dobrowen
(Famous brigand of the I7th century, whose custom was to rob the rich and then distribute the booty among the poor.)
The song relates how Stenka, enamored of a beautiful princess, prize capture of a raid, makes her his bride. He forsakes his men to sit beside her in the prow of the vessel. They scowl and murmur that their chieftain has deserted them for a woman. Stung by their taunts, Stenka seizes the princess and flings her into the river, crying, "Beloved Mother Volga, thou who hast ne'er received a gift from Stenka take this, my most precious possession."
Old Cossack Song .....................................Traditional Folk Song
From behind a forest of lances a hundred Cossacks come on horseback, led by their chief. Follow me, brothers! Quickly to the defense 1" There we stood like a wall. The bullets buzzed like bees, and the blood flowed like a broad river.
FIFTY-SECOND ANNUAL SERIES
Choral Union Concerts
Maintained by the University Musical Society Charles A. Sink, President Earl V. Moore, Musical Director
1930-1931 HILL AUDITORIUM, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
November 24 Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Conductor
December 12 José Iturbi, Spanish Pianist
January 12 Detroit Symphony Orchestra,
Bernardino Molinari, Guest Conductor
January 27 Albert Spalding, American Violinist February 2 Paul Robeson, Negro Baritone February 10 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Pianist
Season Tickets: $6.00, $8.00, $io.oo, $12.00 Single Concert Tickets: $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50
FACULTY CONCERTS
(No Admission Charge)
Sunday, November 30, 4:15 Faculty Concert in Hill Auditorium Arthur Hackett, Tenor, and Wassily Besekirsky, Violinist, Piano accompaniments by Constance Hackett and Mabel Ross Rhead.
Sunday, December 7, 4:15 Faculty Concert in Hill Auditorium School of Music Student Symphony Orchestra, David Mattern, Conductor
Sunday, December 14, 4:15 Faculty Concert in Hill Auditorium The Messiah by Handel Laura Littlefield, Soprano Hope Bauer Eddy, Contralto Arthur Hackett, Tenor Cari Lindegren, Bass Palmer Christian, Organist The School of Music Symphony Orchestra The University Choral Union Earl V. Moore, Conductor

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