PDA

View Full Version : Russian Red Army Choir



blut-ehre
Sunday, November 2nd, 2003, 05:54 PM
Marches and music before new age music came along was beautiful and strong... now it just isn't (ok ok some), but it varies, and each culture has their own music; not only culture every other child and or adult. But one could personally notice no matter who they were the strengh in the Russian Red Army Choir as they sung. The beat was nice as well... anyone else like their music ?

Scoob
Monday, November 3rd, 2003, 03:54 AM
Marches and music before new age music came along was beautiful and strong... now it just isn't (ok ok some), but it varies, and each culture has their own music; not only culture every other child and or adult. But one could personally notice no matter who they were the strengh in the Russian Red Army Choir as they sung. The beat was nice as well... anyone else like their music ?

I prefer older Russian vocal melodies sung done as solos and duets - they are some of the most beautiful, soulful music I have heard from anywhere in the world :-) They run the gamut from the blackest dispair to the happiest, craziest dancing music. I like other folk music too, but I think the Slavs have some of the all-time best :-) That old time muzhiki music is pretty hard to beat.

blut-ehre
Monday, November 3rd, 2003, 02:12 PM
Have any recommendations on those songs ? I don't think that I have heard any of those songs yet. Though I have heard some solos. Solos are nice but usually I perfer a few more people singing the song, but again if you have any tell me about them :D

Vlad Cletus
Thursday, November 6th, 2003, 07:07 AM
I have 20-40 songs of the Russian Red Army Choir. I prefer 'Meadowland' or 'Oh, my field, my field', 'Kossack's Song', 'The Sacred War', 'Farewell of Slavianka', and 'O Fortuna'.

Of Course, some of these songs may be mistitled.

I also like the Russian Naval Hymn and traditional Russian Folk.

blut-ehre
Thursday, November 6th, 2003, 11:49 PM
thank you, I think I have heard a few but I will download them.

blut-ehre
Saturday, November 8th, 2003, 08:47 PM
I have downloaded and liked the russian naval hymn, the sacred war, and meadowland. I am sure the others are good as well :)

Taras Bulba
Saturday, November 8th, 2003, 10:00 PM
I have 20-40 songs of the Russian Red Army Choir. I prefer 'Meadowland' or 'Oh, my field, my field', 'Kossack's Song', 'The Sacred War', 'Farewell of Slavianka', and 'O Fortuna'.


I postively love all those songs. Another one you people should download is "Katusha", especially if you love solos. And "Kalinka" is a must for any collection of Russian folk songs, every Russian knows "Kalinka"!

You can get some of the songs here, if you can get past the fact that most of the songs here are Communist in intent. http://sovmusic.km.ru/english/rodina.htm

Triglav
Sunday, November 9th, 2003, 01:26 AM
..."Volga Boat Song" being my favourite. Don't miss it.

Vlad Cletus
Tuesday, November 11th, 2003, 10:25 AM
Good, good. Glad to see that you approve of them (:o.

StrÝbog
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:22 AM
..."Volga Boat Song" being my favourite. Don't miss it.

Its correct name is Ey Ukhnem. ;)

I also like their Ukrainian Folk Song.

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:27 AM
Its correct name is Ey Ukhnem. ;)

Aye ;).

Volga Boat Song

Yo heave ho! Yo heave ho!
Once more, once more, Yo heave ho!
Pull the barge 'gainst the river's tide,

CHORUS:
Volga River stretching far and wide.
Ai da da, ai da, ai da da, ai da,
Pull the barge 'gainst the river's tide,
Yo heave ho! Yo heave ho!

Yo heave ho! Yo heave ho!
As the barges float along,
To the sun we sing our song...

Yo heave ho! Yo heave ho!
Volga, Volga our pride,
Mighty stream so deep and wide...

---

Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!
Yeshcho razik, yeshcho raz!
Razovyom mi beryozoo,

CHORUS:
Razovyom mi koodriavoo,
Ai da da, ai da, ai da da, ai da,
Razovyom mi koodriavoo,
Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!

Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!
Mi po berezhkoo idyom,
Pyesniu solnishkoo poyom...

Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!
Ekh, ti, Volga, matreka,
Shiroka i glooboka...

it depends on the transcription...


[Triglav is listening to "Trojka" right now]

StrÝbog
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:33 AM
Aye ;).
---

Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!
Yeshcho razik, yeshcho raz!
Razovyom mi beryozoo,

CHORUS:
Razovyom mi koodriavoo,
Ai da da, ai da, ai da da, ai da,
Razovyom mi koodriavoo,
Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!

Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!
Mi po berezhkoo idyom,
Pyesniu solnishkoo poyom...

Ei, ookhnyem! Ei, ookhnyem!
Ekh, ti, Volga, matreka,
Shiroka i glooboka...

it depends on the transcription...


[Triglav is listening to "Trojka" right now]

My Russian instructor told me that the song was actually REALLY old, do you know when it dates from? It's one of my favorite folk songs from any country, actually.

Pomor
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:35 AM
My Russian instructor told me that the song was actually REALLY old, do you know when it dates from? It's one of my favorite folk songs from any country, actually.

Have you heard 'Chernyi voron' (Black Crow)? Really old song, and I'd say the best out of all. I like really gloomy songs for some reason.

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:38 AM
My Russian instructor told me that the song was actually REALLY old, do you know when it dates from? It's one of my favorite folk songs from any country, actually.

I personally don't. I am not even fluent in Russian, although I intend to take care of that. Perhaps a Russian could help us with that?

I agree about the impressiveness of the song. It's awesome.

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:39 AM
Have you heard 'Chernyi voron' (Black Crow)? Really old song, and I'd say the best out of all. I like really gloomy songs for some reason.

By Nokturnal Mortum? Yes, a great song! ;)

Pomor
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:41 AM
By Nokturnal Mortum? Yes, a great song! ;)

Lol, now - original old Russian song.

You can listen to it on-line here:

http://www.rbcmp3.com/store/product.asp?dept%5Fid=231&sku=30974

Just click on 'Click here to listen to this album!'.

StrÝbog
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:41 AM
Have you heard 'Chernyi voron' (Black Crow)? Really old song, and I'd say the best out of all. I like really gloomy songs for some reason.

No, I haven't heard it... do you think it's available online at all?

StrÝbog
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:43 AM
No, I haven't heard it... do you think it's available online at all?

D'oh, I should have waited for you to post... :insane

Pomor
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:43 AM
No, I haven't heard it... do you think it's available online at all?

See the post above ;)


ROFL

Pomor
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 02:46 AM
BTW, what's your favourite by Nokturnal, Triglav?

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:03 AM
BTW, what's your favourite by Nokturnal, Triglav?

I can't restrict myself to one, I'm afraid. They simply are too fabulous:

In the Fire of the Wooden Churches (this one would probably make it if I had to settle for one)
Perun's Celestial Silver (especially the "NeChrist'" version)
Kolyada
Lunar Poetry

Yours?

Pomor
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:09 AM
I can't restrict myself to one, I'm afraid. They simply are too fabulous:

In The Fire Of The Wooden Churches (this one would probably make it if I had to settle for one)
Perun's Celetial Silver (especially the "NeChrist'" version)
Kolyada
Lunar Poetry

Yours?

I have only heard some songs from Nechrist, 'Black Raven' and 'Winter Becomes' are my favourite so far, but I can not find them anywhere, do you know the place I can buy them on-line? They are awesome, all I can say.

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:14 AM
I have only heard some songs from Nechrist, 'Black Raven' and 'Winter Becomes' are my favourite so far, but I can not find them anywhere, do you know the place I can buy them on-line? They are awesome, all I can say.

You must be kidding. I bought it in the local record store :).

Try:
http://www.thepaganfront.com/stellarwinter/ and
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl?c=ACCT41008&ck=ACCT41008_194249492131113200366738680 71816271646_d22800579cb&cktime=17812991&sc=2&category=18&range=51,100,106

Pomor
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:15 AM
You must be kidding. I bought it in the local record store :).

Try:
http://www.thepaganfront.com/stellarwinter/ and
http://shopping.netsuite.com/s.nl?c=ACCT41008&ck=ACCT41008_194249492131113200366738680 71816271646_d22800579cb&cktime=17812991&sc=2&category=18&range=51,100,106

Yeah, in Slovenia maybe, but not in Nevada.

Thanks for the links :)

Vladek
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:40 AM
Where are those guys from (Nokturnal Mortum)? I've herd about ukrainian band with similar name.

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:42 AM
Where are those guys from (Nokturnal Mortum)? I've herd about ukrainian band with similar name.

They are from Kharkhov, Ukraine and friendly blokes.

Vladek
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:47 AM
They are from Kharkhov, Ukraine and friendly blokes.

Really? Shame on me! I didn't know it!!! ;(

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:49 AM
Really? Shame on me! I didn't know it!!! ;(

They are one of my favourite bands :):

http://www.thepaganfront.com/oriana/nm/

Vladek
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:51 AM
They are one of my favourite bands :):

http://www.thepaganfront.com/oriana/nm/

So, now Ukrainians are popular in Black Metal? Who would ever say?!!! I'm surprized! Ukrainian music used to be very soft.........

Triglav
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:52 AM
So, now Ukrainians are popular in Black Metal? Who would ever say?!!! I'm surprized! Ukrainian music used to be very soft.........

They've been around for a very long time (at least 7 years as a very popular band in the underground).

Vladek
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:54 AM
They've been around for a very long time (at least 7 years as a very popular band in the underground).

Ok. Shame on me one more time

Vladek
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 03:58 AM
They are one of my favourite bands :):

http://www.thepaganfront.com/oriana/nm/

They paint those faces like Kiss. I hate Kiss

StrÝbog
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 04:03 AM
They pain those faces like Kiss. I hate Kiss

ROFL!!!

I guess they want to Rock 'n' Roll All Noch and Party Every Dyen!! :smilies

Vladek
Friday, November 14th, 2003, 11:55 AM
They are one of my favourite bands :):

http://www.thepaganfront.com/oriana/nm/

BTW.....if you like that sort of music (I do too) here is an interesting place:

Ukrainian Gothic Portal (http://www.gothic.com.ua)

blut-ehre
Sunday, November 16th, 2003, 01:27 AM
hmm.. could i get the lyrics to katusha ? and if you have a link to get lyrics to more songs i'd appreciate it A LOT ! :)

Taras Bulba
Sunday, November 16th, 2003, 09:14 PM
hmm.. could i get the lyrics to katusha ?

Well here's an english translation of it!


Katusha

Apple trees and pear trees were a flower,
River mist was rising all around.
Young Katusha went strolling by the hour
On the steep banks,
O'er the rocky ground.

By the river's bank she sang a love song
Of her hero in a distant land.
Of the one she'd dearly loved for so long,
Holding tight his letters in her hand.

Oh, my song, song of a maiden's true love,
To my dear one travel with the sun.
To the one with whom Katusha knew love,
Bring my greetings to him, one by one.

Let him know that I am true and faithful,
Let him hear the love song that I send.
Tell him as he defends our home that grateful,
True Katusha our love will defend.

Then you repeat the 1st verse.



and if you have a link to get lyrics to more songs i'd appreciate it A LOT ! :)

Here you go!
http://dime32.dizinc.com/~russmus/music.html

hyperkatz
Monday, November 17th, 2003, 08:02 AM
:D You just made me remember a vinyl LP that was a secret love of mine years ago! I don't think I ever played it any time except when I was by myself - - - very hard to explain why I would be listening to the Red Army Chorus, especially
when I was, um, not yet 'middle-aged' and when the Soviet Union still existed.

'Kalinka' and v'put' were my faves. The sheer power of v'put' is hard to explain - starts out slow with the army at a distance and then gets louder and more intense as they come closer.

blut-ehre
Monday, November 17th, 2003, 09:51 PM
yay :-O thank you so much for lyrics to it and the link !

плыви
Monday, November 24th, 2003, 08:03 AM
Hello, just browsing through and got to this thread. I'm afraid I have to disagree with this translation of катюша wherever you may have found it:



Katusha

Apple trees and pear trees were a flower,
River mist was rising all around.
Young Katusha went strolling by the hour
On the steep banks,
O'er the rocky ground.

By the river's bank she sang a love song
Of her hero in a distant land.
Of the one she'd dearly loved for so long,
Holding tight his letters in her hand.

Oh, my song, song of a maiden's true love,
To my dear one travel with the sun.
To the one with whom Katusha knew love,
Bring my greetings to him, one by one.

Let him know that I am true and faithful,
Let him hear the love song that I send.
Tell him as he defends our home that grateful,
True Katusha our love will defend.

Then you repeat the 1st verse.


It's really quite more like:

The apple and pear trees were in blossom,
The mists swam above the river.
Katyusha walked out on the bank,
On the high, steep bank.

She walked, she sang a song
About a grey Steppe eagle,
About the one she loved,
About the one whose letter she kept.

Oh, song, dear little song,
Fly following the lucid sun;
And to the soldier on the far away border
Give greetings from Katyusha.

May he remember a simple girl,
May he listen to how she sings,
May he protect the home land,
And Katyusha protect their love.

First verse again.


The translation you have above is lacking of the true meaning of the song, and it's subtle beauty. That fact is quite clear since the second verse is quite distinctly wrong. The line:

Про степного, сизого орла,
pra stepnovuh, seezovuh ohrla,

Literally translates:
About a steppe, (blue-)grey eagle

But isn't even mentioned in the translation above. In fact, the translation above is littered with words and meaning nowhere to be found in the lyrics.

Just thought I'd point this out for the sake of cultural accuracy, not to offend anyone.

Всего наилучшего! (All the best!)