Mykola Leontovych
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1877-12-01
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Mykola Leontovych

Mykola Leontovych Biography (Wikipedia)

Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (LE-ən-TOH-vich, Ukrainian: Микола Дмитрович Леонтович; sometimes spelled Leontovich; Dec 13 [O.S. Dec 1] 1877 – January 23, 1921) was a Ukrainian composer, choral conductor, and teacher of international renown. His music was inspired by Mykola Lysenko and the Ukrainian national music school. Leontovych specialized in a cappella choral music, ranging from original compositions, to church music, to elaborate arrangements of folk music.

Leontovych was born and raised in the Podolia Governorate of the Russian Empire (present-day Ukraine). He was educated as a priest in the Kamianets-Podilskyi Theological Seminary and later furthered his musical education at the Saint Petersburg Court Capella and private lessons with Boleslav Yavorsky. With the independence of the Ukrainian state in the 1917 revolution, Leontovych moved to Kiev where he worked at the Kiev Conservatory and the Mykola Lysenko Institute of Music and Drama. He is recognized for composing "Shchedryk" in 1904 (which premiered in 1916), known to the English-speaking world as "Carol of the Bells" or "Ring, Christmas Bells". He is known as a martyr in the Eastern Orthodox Ukrainian Church, where he is also remembered for his liturgy, the first liturgy composed in the vernacular, specifically in the modern Ukrainian language. He was assassinated by a Soviet agent in 1921.

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Carol of the Bells & The Sleigh a la Russe
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Carol of the Bells
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Carol of the Bells
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Carol Of The Bells
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Carol of the Bells
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Ukrainian Bell Carol
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Ukrainian Bell Carol
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Shchedryk (Carol of the bells)
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Shchedryk (Carol of the bells)
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Carol of the Bells
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