Duma Music, Inc.  

Music publishers and distributors since 1985

The music of Myroslav Skoryk

 
Skoryk Photo
Myroslav Skoryk (1938-2020) is the author of a very diverse and impressive oeuvre. Although contemporary in its vocabulary and means of expression, his music often draws from the rich well of Ukrainian folklore. Among his most popular compositions are the Concerto for Orchestra (Carpathian); the Hutsul Tryptich; Violin Concertos Nos.1 & 2; Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2; the Cello Concerto and the Sonatas for Violin and Piano. The composer has also written music for some 40 films, of which the best known is Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. He also wrote jazz and popular music. Skoryk's works are regularly performed not only in his native Ukraine, and the other republics of the former Soviet Union, but throughout Europe, and in recent years, in North and South America, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and indeed, worldwide. Skoryk entered the Lviv Music School in 1945, but in 1947, he and his parents were deported to Siberia and were not permitted to return until 1955. He was then accepted to the Lviv Conservatory, where he studied composition with S. Liudkevych, P. Simovych and A. Soltys. From 1960 to 1964 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the doctoral program with the celebrated Dmitri Kabalevsky. Upon graduation, he joined the faculty of the Lviv Conservatory and, in 1967, the Kyiv Conservatory, where he remained as professor of composition until 1988. In 1968, Skoryk was selected to be the secretary of the Ukrainian Union of Composers and, in 1988, he became the head of the Lviv branch of this same organization. He is the winner of the prestigious Shevchenko Prize and holds the title "People's Artist of Ukraine". After the death of Borys Lyatoshynsky in 1968, Skoryk, despite his young age, became one of Ukraine's most important professors of composition. His many students include such prominent contemporary composers as Stankovych, Karabyts, Kyva, Ilyin and Balakauskas. Myroslav Skoryk lived in both Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine, and travelled frequently to concertise and lecture in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. He spent the last years of his life in Kyiv. Mr. Skoryk passed away on June 1, 2020 in the capital of his homeland, Ukraine.

Works by Myroslav Skoryk available from Duma Music:

 
A-RI-A for cello and piano. World premiere by cellist Vagram Saradjian and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky on November 13, 1994 at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Duration: 10 min.
$9.95 (score and part)



A-RI-A for violin and piano. Violin and piano version of the above.
Duration: 10 min.
$9.95 (score and part)



Album Leaf for string quartet. A nostalgic reverie for string quartet.
Duration: 3 min.
$9.95 (score and parts)



Album Leaf for piano solo. Solo piano version of the above.
Duration: 3 min.
$3.95 (score)



Allegretto and Dance for violin and piano. A violin and piano arrangement of two excerpts from the composer's signature orchestral work "Hutsul Triptych". 
Duration: 9 min.
$24.95 (score and part)



Appassionata: A Jazz Paraphrase by Myroslav Skoryk. A jazzy arrangement of the second movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57. For piano four-hands or for two pianos.
Duration: 3 min.
$7.95 (score)



Aria for violin and piano. The composer's own violin and piano arrangement of the fourth movement of his Partita No.5 (in modo retro) for piano solo.
Duration: 4 min.
$7.95 (score and part)



Blues for piano solo. A blues-tinged solo piano gem from Skoryk.
Duration: 3 min.
$3.95 (score)



Burlesque for piano solo.
Duration: 6 min.
(see Music Without Borders in "Collections")



Capriccio for violin solo. A challenging and energetic recital piece for the advanced violinist.
Duration: 5 min.
$6.95 (score)



Carpathian Rhapsody for clarinet and piano. A boisterous, temperamental showpiece, imbued with the tempestous rhythms and melodic motifs of the Hutsuls, who live in the Ukrainian Carpathians.
Duration: 6 min.
$11.95 (score and part)



Carpathian Rhapsody for violin and piano. Violin and piano version of the above.
Duration: 6 min.
$14.95 (score and part)   



Concertino for trumpet, harp, piano, percussion and strings.
Duration: 15 min.
$49.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Concerto for oboe and chamber orchestra.
Duration: 16 min.
$59.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Concerto for Orchestra (Carpathian) for symphony orchestra.
Duration: 16 min.
$99.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Concerto No.1 for piano and orchestra.
Duration: 14 min.
$99.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Concerto No.1 for piano and orchestra (reduction for two pianos).
Duration: 14 min.
$29.95 (score)



Concerto No.3 for piano and orchestra.
Duration: 22 min.
$99.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Concerto No.3 for piano and orchestra (version for piano and string orchestra).
Duration: 22 min.
$79.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Concerto No.3 for piano and orchestra (reduction for two pianos).
Duration: 22 min.
$39.95 (score)



Diptych for string quartet.
Duration: 11 min.
$34.95 (score and parts)



Fantasy on the Ukrainian Folk Song “The Moon in the Sky” for clarinet and piano. A theme and variations treatment of the beloved Ukrainian folk song “Misyats’ Na Nebi”.
Duration: 10 min.
$11.95 (score and part)



Four Songs by Claude Debussy. 
Arranged for soprano and string quartet by Myroslav Skoryk. 
Includes: Beau Soir (text by Paul Bourget); Pierrot (text by Theodore de Banville); Regret (text by Paul Bourget); Romance (text by Paul Bourget).
Duration: 10 min.
$29.95 (score and parts)



From the Children's Album. Five inventive character pieces for young pianists.
Duration: 10 min.
$9.95 (score)



Fuer Elise: A Jazz Paraphrase by Myroslav Skoryk. A jazzy arrangement of the Beethoven classic for piano four-hands or for two pianos.
Duration: 2'30"
$7.95 (score)



Hutsul Triptych for symphony orchestra. Composed in 1965, this three movement work is based on themes from the composer's own soundtrack to Sergei Paradzhanov's 1964 film Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors. The film, in turn, is an adaptation of Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky's novel by the same title, written in 1911. Each of the three movements depicts key scenes in the lives of Ivan and Marichka - the two main characters in Kotsiubynsky's novel. Scoring: piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, cymbals, xylophone, harp, piano, strings.
Duration: 16 min.
$99.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Mazurka in A minor Op.17, No.4: A Jazz Paraphrase by Myroslav Skoryk. A jazzy arrangement of the Chopin classic. For piano four-hands or for two pianos.
Duration: 3 min.
$9.95 (score)



Melody for symphony orchestra. Myroslav Skoryk's timeless "Melody" in an arrangement for symphony orchestra. As performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine during their 2017 tour.
Duration: 3 min.
$74.95 (score and parts)



Melody for string orchestra. String orchestra version of the above.
Duration: 3 min.
$24.95 (score and parts)



Melody for string quartet. String quartet version of the above.
Duration: 3 min.
$9.95 (score and parts)



Melody for piano trio. Violin, cello and piano version of the above.
Duration: 3 min.
$9.95 (score and parts)



Melody for violin and piano. Violin and piano version of the above.
Duration: 3 min.
$6.95 (score and part)



Melody for piano solo. Solo piano version of the above.
Duration: 3 min.
$3.95 (score)



Moonlight Sonata: A Jazz Paraphrase by Myroslav Skoryk. A jazzy arrangement of the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27, No.2. For piano four-hands or for two pianos.
Duration: 3 min.
$7.95 (score)



Partita No.5 (in modo retro) for piano solo. In five movements: Prelude, Waltz, Chorale, Aria and Finale.  
Duration: 15 min.
$14.95 (score)



Partita No.6 for string quartet. World premiere by the Leontovych String Quartet on August 11, 1996 at Music Mountain, Falls Village, CT. One of Skoryk's finest works.
Duration: 18 min.
$39.95 (score and parts)



Partita No.7 for wind quintet. World premiere by the Vanguard Chamber Ensemble on December 12, 1998 at the Ukrainian Institute, New York City.
Duration: 16 min.
$29.95 (score and parts)



Piano Variations. A challenging solo piano work.
Duration: 12 min.
$9.95 (score)



Poem for violin and piano.
Duration: 5 min.
$11.95 (score and part)



Recitatives and Rondo for violin, cello and piano.
Duration: 12 min.
$29.95 (score and parts)



Rizdvo for string orchestra. Fantasia on Ukrainian Christmas carols.
Duration: 6 min.
$69.95 (score and parts)



Romanciada for violin, cello and piano. A romantic fantasy for piano trio based on the songs of Ihor Sonevytsky.
Duration: 12 min.
$27.95 (score and parts)



Seven Songs by Edvard Grieg. Arranged for soprano and string quartet by Myroslav Skoryk.
Includes: Gruß (text by Heinrich Heine); Dereinst, Gedanke mein (text by Emanuel Geibel); Lauf der Welt (text by Ludwig Uhland); Die verschwiegene Nachtigall (text by Karl Joseph Simrock); Zur Rosenzeit (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe); Ein Traum (text by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt); Jeg elsker Dig (text by Hans Christian Andersen).
Duration: 16 min.
$44.95 (score and parts)



Six Jazz Pieces for piano solo. Six swinging piano solos featuring bluesy themes and melodies spun over jazzy rhythms and adorned with rich, zesty harmonizations.
Duration: 20 min.
$19.95 (score)



Six Preludes and Fugues for piano.
Duration: 24 min.
$29.95 (score)



Sonata No.2 for violin and piano. An engaging and poignant work in three movements, written in 1991, which received a series of successful performances by renowned violinists such as Yuri Mazurkevich and Solomiya Soroka.
Duration: 12 min.
$19.95 (score and part)



Spanish Dance for violin and piano.  A transcription for violin and piano of the third movement of Skoryk's "Stone Host Suite" for symphony orchestra.
Duration: 4 min.
$11.95 (score and part)



The Stone Host Suite for symphony orchestra. An inspired three movement suite for symphony orchestra. Based on themes for Lesia Ukrainka’s drama The Stone Host (Don Juan), the Suite was composed in 1979. It consists of three movements: The Commandant and Anna, In An Ancient Style and Spanish Dance. Scoring: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, triangle, castanets, drum, cymbals, tam-tam, bells, xylophone, vibraphone, harp, strings.
Duration: 20 min.
$49.95 (score) (parts available for rental)



Three Dowland Lute Fantasies. Arranged for string quartet by Myroslav Skoryk. Includes: Fantasy No.4 ("Farewell"), Fantasy No.7 ("A Fancy"), Fantasy No.3 ("Forlorn Hope Fancy).
Duration: 9 min.
$19.95 (score and parts)



Three Extravagant Dances for piano four-hands. A brilliantly conceived showpiece for piano four-hands, propelled by rapturous dance rhythms and imbued in a coloristic and evocative harmonic palette.
Duration: 15 min.
$29.95 (score)



Three Jazz Pieces for piano four-hands. Three spirited duets utilizing jazz rhythms and harmonies, peppered with humor throughout. The second piano part is well within the capabilities of intermediate pianists, while the first part requires a more advanced technique. Excellent teacher/student performance repertoire.
Duration: 10 min.
$14.95 (score)



Three Poems of Taras Shevchenko for soprano and piano. Якби мені черевики ("If Only I Had Shoes"); За сонцем хмаронька пливе ("A Little Cloud Chases the Sun"); Зацвіла в долині червона калина ("A Red Guelder-Rose Bloomed in the Valley"). Texts in Ukrainian. Phonetic transliterations and non-singing translations included.
Duration: 11 min.
$11.95 (score)



To the Muse for soprano and piano trio. An inspired setting of the profound poetry of Bohdan Ihor Antonych. Dedicated to Mykhailo Zakharov. Texts in Ukrainian. Phonetic transliterations and non-singing translations included.
Duration: 7 min.
$19.95 (score and parts)



Toccata for piano solo.
Duration: 6 min.
$9.95 (score)



Trio for violin, cello and piano. Commissioned by and dedicated to the Gryphon Trio. World premiere by the Gryphon Trio in October 2015 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Duration: 16 min.
$39.95 (score and parts)



Variations on a Swedish Theme for piano and string orchestra. An exhilarating set of six variations on "Ack Värmeland, du sköna" (Dear Old Stockholm). Dedicated to Natalya Pasichnyk.
Duration: 7'30"
$49.95 (score) (parts available for rental)