I found this moving.

There are many more of these on his channel that he’s posted. I just can’t imagine being in a bunker, much less than playing oboe while there.

Erkki-Sven Tüür: For Ukraine

From the YouTube page:

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Conductor Tõnu Kaljuste

Video of a new piece “For Ukraine” written by Estonian composer Erkki-Sven Tüür, who has been distressed and in pain since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. As the composer explained to the Estonian Music Information Center (EMIC): “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.” The work for mixed choir and orchestra uses texts from the books of Isaiah and Habakkuk.

VIDEO – Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR)

“For Ukraine”

Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, who establishes a city by iniquity! (Habakkuk 2, 12)

God, save Ukraine!

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,
who replace darkness with light
and light with darkness,
who replace bitter with sweet
and sweet with bitter.
(Isaiah 5, 20)

God, save Ukraine!

Woe to you, destroyer,
you who have not been destroyed;
Woe to you, traitor, you who have not been betrayed.
When you have finished your work of destroying, you will be destroyed;
and when you have completes your betrayal, you will be betrayed.
Lord, be gracious to us,
for we wait for you.
Be our strength every morning
and rescue us when troubles come.
(Isaiah 33, 1-2)

Kantorei

Concert opener for “Exile Lamentations” performed March 6, 2022
Wellshire Presbyterian Church, Denver, CO USA
Joel M. Rinsema, Managing Artistic Director
Emma Tebbe, mezzo-soprano

Translation:

Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light
Of your holy rays.

With learning and knowledge enlighten us,
your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow.

We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
all your kindness and grace.

Bless us with freedom,
bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
for ever and evermore.

10. March 2022 · Comments Off on Prayer for Ukraine · Categories: Praying for Ukraine

Prayer for Ukraine by Mykola Lisenko played at Hellens by the Britten Oboe Quartet. Nicholas Daniel, oboe.

08. March 2022 · Comments Off on Violinists Play for Ukraine · Categories: Praying for Ukraine

From the YouTube page:

Ukrainian violinists are joined in harmony by top violinists across the world. 94 violinists. 29 countries.
For ways to support Ukraine

Ukrainian violinist Illia Bondarenko, playing in a basement shelter in Kyiv, is joined in harmony by top violinists around the world. He had to film in between explosions because he could not hear himself play.

From USA, UK, Japan, Germany, Moldova, Sweden, India, South Africa, and many more. Classical soloists, players from the world’s best orchestras, and renowned fiddlers from many traditions join together across the globe to play in solidarity with young Ukrainian violinists sheltering from war..

Music: An old Ukrainian folk song, called Verbovaya Doschechka (arranged by Illia Bondarenko)

Amy Hershberger USA Anastasiia Mordak UKRAINE Anders Melhus NORWAY Ann Matviienko UKRAINE Archie McAllister SCOTLAND Arve Moen Bergset NORWAY Barbara Lamb USA Ben Baker NEW ZEALAND Brittany Haas USA Carly Frey CANADA Carmine Lauri MALTA Carrie Kennedy USA Chandra Meibalane USA Charlie Bisharat USA Chris Stout SCOTLAND Clare Duckworth UK Clio Gould UK Daniel Bhattacharya CANADA Daniel Hope IRELAND Darragh Morgan IRELAND Dorette Nolte SOUTH AFRICA Elisabete Gomes PORTUGAL Erika Walczak USA Gabe Witcher USA Gemma White UK Hanna Helgegren SWEDEN Illia Bondarenko UKRAINE Jen Simone USA Joe Harrop NEW ZEALAND Joel Pargman USA Jonathan Morton BELGIUM Julian Gil Rodriguez COLUMBIA Kathleen Robertson USA Ken Aiso JAPAN Kerenza Peacock UK Larisa Morgulis UKRAINE Leah Andonov NORWAY Leah Zeger USA Lynda O Connor IRELAND Manas Kumar INDIA Marc Sazer USA Maria Borud NORWAY Mariam Maghradze NORWAY Mariia Klymenko UKRAINE Marije Ploemacher NETHERLANDS Magnus Johnston UK Mark O Connor USA Maggie O Connor USA Maxine Kwok UK Maya Magub UK Melissa Drake UK Mette Tjaerby Korneliusen DENMARK Michelle Shin SOUTH KOREA Mio Kobayashi JAPAN Molly Rogers USA Naomi Rump UK Natalia Lomeiko UK Niels Aschehoug NORWAY Nina Evtuhov USA Oleksii Pshenychnikov UKRAINE Olena Romaniuk UKRAINE Paul Cartwright USA Phil Levy ISRAEL Philip Nolte SOUTH AFRICA Raja Halder WALES Robert Taylor USA Rusanda Panfili MOLDOVA Sandip Halder INDIA Sara Watkins USA Sarah Quinn IRELAND Sarah Sexton IRELAND Tania Aliekseeva UKRAINE Tatia Gvantseladze GERMANY Tatmar Ebralidze GEORGIA Temo Jaiani GEORGIA Tristan Thery FRANCE Valentyn Yembryk UKRAINE Varvara Vasylieva UKRAINE Violins of the Munich Chamber Orchestra GERMANY Vitaliia Hrytsak UKRAINE Yoshiyuki Asami JAPAN Yuko Kawami JAPAN Yun-jin Cho SOUTH KOREA

Video: Ryan Dilmore
Mixing: Jake Jackson

Homepage: http://ViolinistsSupportUkraine.com/
Video download (Creative Commons license)
Press release

Violinists: We encourage you to download the score here … and create your own recording, playing along with our video. Post your video to social media using the #ViolinistsSupportUkraine hashtag.

08. March 2022 · Comments Off on Prayer For Ukraine · Categories: Praying for Ukraine · Tags: , , ,

Oh how my heart aches.

Prayer for Ukraine by Mykola Lysenko

Lord, oh the Great and Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Bless her with freedom and light…
Of your holy rays.

With learning and knowledge enlighten
Us, your children small,
In love pure and everlasting
Let us, oh Lord, grow.

We pray, oh Lord Almighty,
Protect our beloved Ukraine,
Grant our people and country
All your kindness and grace.

Bless us with freedom, bless us with wisdom,
Guide into kind world,
Bless us, oh Lord, with good fortune
For ever and evermore.

26. February 2022 · Comments Off on “5 Days of Ukrainian Music” · Categories: Praying for Ukraine

There was no explanation other than the “5 Days…” so I don’t know if we’ll get more after this or not. I also don’t know who the composer is. The words come from Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861).

Oksana Nikitiuk – mezzo soprano
Roman Rewakowicz – conductor
The National Ensemble of Soloists “Kyivska Kamerata”
recorded at The Witold Lutos?awski Concert Studio of Polish Radio during 5. Days of Ukrainian Music in Warsaw, Poland

It’s possible that these three songs include words from the Four Poems you can read. I wish I knew for sure.