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Prayer for Ukraine (arr. Martin)

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Mykola Lysenko

Mykola Lysenko (arr. Jeremy S Martin)

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General Info

Year: 1885 / 2002
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: In publication
Cost: Score and Parts - Contact arranger


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

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Prayer for Ukraine is a patriotic Ukrainian hymn published in 1885, eventually becoming a spiritual anthem of Ukraine. The text was written by Oleksandr Konysky, and the music was composed by Mykola Lysenko, first with a children's choir in mind. The song became the regular closing hymn in services of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, and other churches. It gained national significance when it was performed by mass choirs during the Ukrainian War of Independence in 1917–1920. The hymn was intended to be an official spiritual anthem of Ukraine. It has closed sessions of oblast councils, and has been performed at major national functions.

- Program Note from score

The Prayer for Ukraine was arranged for band as part of a worldwide response to the invasion of the country of Ukraine by Russia in February 2022.

- Program Note by Wind Repertory Project


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) Wind Ensemble (Justin White, conductor) – 21 April 2022 *Premiere Performance*

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