"The Song of the Forests". Oratorio for Soloists (tenor and bass), a boys' choir, a mixed choir and symphony orchestra
with words by Y. Dolmatovsky.
When the war was over
The Call rings throughout the land
Memory of the past
The Pioneers plant the Forest
The Young Communists forge onwards
A Walk into the Future
First Performance: November 15, 1949. Leningrad. The Great Hall of the Philharmonia. State Academic Choir Capella. The Boys' Choir of the Capella. Conductor. Y. Mravinsky.
First Edition: Score "Muzgiz" Publishers, Moscow, 1959.
Manuscripts: The hand-written score is in the Russian State Archive for Literature and Art (Stack 653, Inv. 3, Item 11); Proofs with the composer's corrections (Stack 2048, Inv.1, Item 41).