Peter Maxwell Davies
Semyon Kotko (1939)
opera in five acts
Gorit! gorit! Gorit u Kotko! (conclusion)
Duration: 00 mins 57 secs
Tatiana Pavlovskaya / Ekaterina Solovieva / Kirov Opera Chorus and Orchestra / Valery Gergiev
(p) and © 2000 Philips Classics Productions
Philips 464 605-2
Text heard on Sample:
Sofya: Oy, nedarom, nedarom
tot strashnïy son mne snilsa:
ogon gorit, nabat gudit,
i lyudi plachut.
Oy, gorit ogon, gudit nabat,
i chyornïy dïm polzyot nad selom.
Zhenskiy khor: Oy, ratuyte! Oy, ratuyte!
Lyubka: Glyadite, lyudi:
vot on, batyushka,
dozhidayetsa s krestom v yepitrakhili,
shtob venchat nas,
shtob venchat nas s Vasilyochkom.
v kolokol zvonit ponomar,
eto nasha svadba s Vasilkom!
Sofya: Semyon, Semyon, moy zaruchennïy,
vozmi menya s soboy!
shto oni s nami delayut!
Propala nasha Ukraina!
Zhenskiy khor: Naleteli, naskochili
Sofya: Oh, it was not for nothing
I had that terrible dream:
the fire is burning, the alarm bell is tolling,
and people are weeping.
Oh, the fire is burning, the alarm bell is tolling,
and black smoke cr4eeps above the village.
Women's chorus: Oh, make a stand! Make a stand!
They swooped down, they flew at us,
the wicked crows.
Lyubka: Look, people:
there he is, the priest in his stole
and carrying a cross, he's waiting
to marry us,
to marry Vasilyochek and me.
the sexton is ringing the bell,
it's for my wedding with Vasilyok!
Sofya: Semyon, Semyon, my intended,
take me with you!
what are they doing to us!
Our Ukraine is lost!
Women's chorus: They swooped dowsn, they flew at us,
the wicked crows...
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