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Today is the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag!

I am happy to present to your attention my arrangement of the Crimean Tatar folk song, the unofficial anthem of the Crimean Tatars "Ey, güzel Qırım" ("Beautiful Crimea") for a mixed choir a cappella! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJGSb8Vxyg

Today is the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag!
Today is the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag!

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Jun 26, 2023, 7:00 PM – 7:10 PM

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJGSb8Vxyg

Today is the Day of the Crimean Tatar Flag.

A few years ago, precisely to this date, we completed work on a studio audio recording of this music - an arrangement of the Crimean Tatar folk song, the unofficial anthem of the Crimean Tatars "Ey, güzel Qırım" ("Beautiful Crimea") for a mixed choir a cappella, which I am happy to present to your attention. I wrote this work at the request of Yulia Puchko-Kolesnyk, conductor of the girl's choir of the M.V.Lysenko Kyiv State Music Lyceum, on the occasion of the tragic anniversary of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars. The premiere of the work took place in the presence of the leader of the Crimean Tatar people, Mr. Mustafa Dzhemilev, and meeting and communicating with him made a great impression on all of us.

The melody and lyrics of the song "Ey, güzel Qırım" cannot leave anyone indifferent and move to tears. All the eternal longing of the Crimean Tatar people with their tragic fate - being exiles in their native land - was concentrated in them. All of us, both children and adults, all who worked on this project, fell deeply in love with this melody, this language and culture, putting the sincere warmth of our hearts and souls into our work. Because Crimea is Ukraine!

I thank everyone who was involved in this wonderful recording: to the leaders-conductors and choirmasters of the choir - Yulia Puchko-Kolesnyk, Ruben Tolmachev, Vira Shemchuk, Vladyslav Tarakhan; soloists - Ruben Tolmachev, Oleksandra Stetsyuk, Valeriya Husak, Mykyta Tsyganov; to all members of the girls' choir of the M.V.Lysenko Kyiv State Music Lyceum and the chamber choir "Gaudeamus" of the P.I.Tchaikovsky Charitable Foundation for the Development of NMAU.

Huge thanks to our beloved and constant sound engineer Andriy Mokrytskyi for his traditionally impeccable work!

Winds blowing from Alushta,

the land where I grew up from childhood,

blew in my face

Bringing tears to my eyes.

I could not live on this earth

Couldn't enjoy my youth

I missed my homeland

Ah, beautiful Crimea.

Gardens, fruits,

Honey and sherbet,

I drink and drink your water

And I can't get drunk to my heart's content.

Children in their homeland

shedding tears

Our elderly people, stretching out their hands,

Praying

I could not live on this earth

Couldn't enjoy my youth

I missed my homeland

Ah, beautiful Crimea.

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