Prayer for Ukraine (arr. Dunnigan)

From Wind Repertory Project
Mykola Lysenko

Mykola Lysenko (arr. Patrick Dunnigan)

General Info

Year: 1885 / 2022
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Monroe Music
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) – Free download


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion (optional), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Prayer for Ukraine was composed for children’s choir by Mykola Lysenko in 1885. It has since been adapted for many different uses, and is considered a ‘spiritual anthem’ for the Ukrainian people. (It is not the same as the Ukrainian National Anthem.) This version for concert band was created in April 2022 during the time of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. It is intended as a simple gesture of peace and hope for victims of unspeakable acts of cruelty – especially children.

- Program Note from score


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State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • La Sierra University (Riverside, Calif.) Wind Ensemble (Giovanni Santos, conductor) – 15 May 2022
  • Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) Wind Symphony (Robert M. Schwartz, conductor) - 5 May 2022
  • University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) 5 p.m. Concert Band (Jeffrey Summers, conductor) - 27 April 2022
  • Tallahassee (Fla.) Winds (Patrick Dunnigan, conductor) - 26 April 2022
  • Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Mich.) Wind Symphony (Byron Graves, conductor) – 23 April 2022
  • Washington State University (Pullman) Symphonic Band (Try Bennefield, conductor) – 14 April 2022

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