Music Class: Beriozka Recording

Here’s a stunning recording of the Russian Red Army Choir singing a rendering of “Beriozka,” the “Birch Tree.”  The arrangement I wrote (in Music Theory for Choral Singers, p. 85) is patterned (very loosely) after this great interpretation.  The lyrics refer to the balalaika and you can see and hear some being played in the video.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKC4M0dQ8AE[/youtube]

Thanks to Lyubov and Alexander for their help pronouncing the Russian lyrics!

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