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« Reply #45 on: August 17, 2016, 06:01:47 pm »

I have posted up a song by Anton Mikhaylavich Valynchyk (1896-1985) - "Old Lime Trees" ("Lipy Stariya") - a capella.

from wikipedia (via google-translate):

Anton Valynchyk (July 23, 1896, d Myalkanavichy, Slonim -. November 13, 1985, Grodno) - choral conductor, composer, teacher, teacher Navahrudak Belarusian gymnasium.

He embodies the concert program includes works by J. Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Moniuszko, K. Weber. Processed Belarusian folk songs. He wrote and prepared to perform their songs and choruses on words of Yanka Kupala, Yakub Kolas, Adam Rusak, Petrus Brovki and other Belarusian poets. Practised in the choir performance in "a cappella" style [1].

Born into a family of church regent. After Zhirovichi seminary was drafted into the army, where 19-year-old boy led a soldier's chorus. After the army he returned to his homeland and in the period from 1939 to 1947. He worked as a teacher of music and singing in a real school in Luninets, then in Kletsk Belarusian gymnasium, then in Navahrudak Belarusian gymnasium, as well as the Belarusian teachers' seminary in Slonim. In 1937, Anton graduated from the Higher Valynchyk music courses at the Warsaw Conservatory of Music Kremenets Lyceum. During the Second World War he lived in Slonim, where he led various choirs.

After the war, he was artistic director of the Belarusian inter-provincial song and dance ensemble in Ashmyany. To avoid reprisals, he collaborated with the choirs of Orthodox churches in Kletsk, Novogrudok, Slonim, Zhirovitsy and Minsk. In 1956 the composer went to Mogilev region, where the leader of the choir got the Belarusian Agricultural Academy in Gorki. A year later he returned to Molodechno, where he became head of the inter-provincial Molodechno Song and Dance Ensemble, who led four years. In 1961 he moved to Grodno. There he headed the department of music and singing of the Grodno Pedagogical Institute, he worked as choirmaster at the same time the national Grodno "Neman" Song and Dance Ensemble (from the leadership of which was subsequently removed the Soviet nomenklatura) and artistic director of Grodno Folk Choir teachers. She advised as a choirmaster many Choir Grodno. Died November 13, 1985. He was buried in the town cemetery Grodno. On his grave there is a monument, delivered a simple iron cross. 
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