Erkki-Sven Tüür – For Ukraine

(Texts from the Books of Habakkuk, Isaiah)

Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Tallinna Chamber Orchestra
Tõnu Kaljuste

Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, who establishes a city by iniquity! (Habakkuk 2, 12)
God, save Ukraine! Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who replace darkness with light and light with darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter. (Isaiah 5, 20)
God, save Ukraine! Woe to you, destroyer, you who have not been destroyed; Woe to you, traitor, you who have not been betrayed. When you have finished your work of destroying, you will be destroyed; and when you have completes your betrayal, you will be betrayed. Lord, be gracious to us, for we wait for you. Be our strength every morning and rescue us when troubles come. (Isaiah 33, 1-2)

Recorded on 19th of March in the House of the Blackheads, Tallinn.