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Oleksandr Koshyt︠s︡ʹ

Alexander Koshetz (12 September 1875 – 21 September 1944) was a Ukrainian choral conductor, arranger, composer, ethnographer, writer, musicologist, and lecturer. He helped popularize Ukrainian music around the world. His name is sometimes transliterated as Oleksandr Koshyts (Ukrainian: Олександр Кошиць).

At one time, a performance of Koshetz's Ukrainian National Chorus held the world record for audience attendance, excluding sporting events. His performance also popularized Mykola Leontovych's "Shchedryk" in his concert, which Peter Wilhousky later translated into the popular "Carol of the Bells".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 12th, 1875 (Kiev Governorate), Died September 21st, 1944 (Winnipeg)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: choral director, arranger, composer

Notes: Sometimes listed as A. Koshetz, Alexander Koshetz, or Alex Koshetz.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick 8763 10-in. 9/26/1922 Ой у полі Баришполі G. Leoniv ; Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with male vocal solo choral director  
Brunswick X8905 12-in. approximately Oct. 1922 Early morning Alexander Koshetz ; Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 11954 10-in. 11/22/1923 Oy divchina Uliana Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus arranger, choral director  
Brunswick 13055 10-in. 5/7/1924 Himn Ukranian national chorus Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 13056 10-in. 5/7/1924 Mnohajalita Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8777-8778 10-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Poor Hawthorne T. Georgievska ; Alexander Koshetz ; Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with female vocal solo choral director  
Brunswick 8779-8780 10-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Shtchedryk Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8781-8782 10-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Cuckoo, grey cuckoo Alexander Koshetz ; Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick X8783-X8784 12-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Ulianka cut the silken grass Alexander Koshetz ; Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8792-8793 approximately Sept. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Ukrainian National Chorus Vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8794-8795 approximately Sept. 1922 [Unknown title(s)] Ukrainian National Chorus Vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8796-8797 10-in. approximately Sept. 1922 Через поле широкеє Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8898-8899 10-in. = Почаєвській Божій Матері Petro Ordynski ; Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus, with male vocal solo choral director  
Brunswick 8901-8902 10-in. 10/6/1922 In the Jordan Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 8903-8904 10-in. 10/6/1922 Верховино Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick X10094-X10095 12-in. 3/10/1923 Paloma blanca Ukrainian Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick X10096-X10097 12-in. 3/10/1923 Perjura Ukrainian Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 11946-11947 10-in. 11/22/1923 Khvalite gospoda z nebess Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director, arranger  
Brunswick 11948-11949 10-in. 11/22/1923 Otche nash Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director, arranger  
Brunswick 11950-11951 10-in. 11/22/1923 Tchentchyk Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director, arranger  
Brunswick 11952-11953 10-in. 11/22/1923 Navgorodi kalynonka Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 11955-11957 12-in. 11/23/1923 Oy pidu v lobodu Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 11958-11960 10-in. 11/23/1923 Z pid hir z pid dolyn Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director  
Brunswick 11980-11981 10-in. 11/26/1923 Perjura Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director, arranger  
Brunswick 11982-11983 10-in. 11/26/1923 Vente niña Ukrainian National Chorus Mixed vocal chorus choral director, arranger  
(Results 1-25 of 38 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Koshyt︠s︡ʹ, Oleksandr," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107494.

Koshyt︠s︡ʹ, Oleksandr. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107494.

"Koshyt︠s︡ʹ, Oleksandr." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107494

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