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Erkki-Sven Tüür dedicated a choral song to Ukraine

Because of the heartache about what is happening in Ukraine, composer Erkki-Sven Tüür wrote the song "To Ukraine". The work for mixed choir uses texts from the book of Isaiah and Habakkuk.

The rehearsal of the song is in the schedule of the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir next week, the chamber choir Collegium Musicale got acquainted with the work yesterday.

Erkki-Sven Tüür: "Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I have been furious, distressed and in pain. One of the extensive works I am currently working on inevitably became different in its character and meaning, as far as I have been able to write it. However, I wanted to compose something to provide immediate and direct spiritual support to people in Ukraine who are fighting for their freedom and suffering from the power of incredible evil. I searched for suitable texts, but then my wife suggested to look at some sentences in the letters of the prophets from the Old Testament. And indeed, it was there that I found these condemnations written down thousands of years ago, against falsehood and evil. Alternating with these texts sounds - "Protect, God, Ukraine". I would like to thank Andrii Vytvytskyi for sending me the Ukrainian translations of these verses."

The sheet music is available here.
More info: EMIC