Spokonvichni Luny (2012)

Spokonvichni Luny (2012) is a 30-minute composition for choir and chamber orchestra in three large sections. The work uses for its text portions of six poems from Volodymyr Skorupskiy’s Spokonvichni Luny:Legendy i Mity (1977). Each of the six poems reflects on a pagan god from Ukrainian and Slavic mythology. Many customs and rituals, both secular and religious, that Ukrainians celebrate today have roots in pagan mythology and its gods. The six gods that are depicted in Spokonvichni Luny are Svaroh, Marena, Veles, Perun, Stryboh, and Dazhd’boh.

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