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Prayer for Ukraine (arr. Romano)

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Mykola Lysenko

Mykola Lysenko (orch. Andres Watterlund; arr. John Romano)

Subtitle: Молитва за Україну

General Info

Year:1885 / 2022
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: U.S. Air Force Band
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) – Free download


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal



None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

First published in 1885, composer Mykola Lysenko’s Prayer for Ukraine has become a beloved song for the Ukrainian people. Lysenko’s words of “protect our Ukraine, shine on her your blessings of freedom and light” act as a worldwide beacon of hope for democracy.

- Program Note from U.S. Air Force Band

This setting and adaptation were made in response the Russian military invasion of the country of Ukraine in late February 2022.

- Program Note from Wind Repertory Project


State Ratings

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  • Grace College (Winona Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Criss, conductor) – 25 March 2022

Works for Winds by This Composer


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