Uploaded on May 4, 2011
From one of the greatest war films ever made, Sergei Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky, with musical score by Sergei Prokofiev. Recording by Westminster Choir, with New York Philharmonic, conducted by Thomas Schippers. Soloist Lili Chookasian, contralto.
I shall go across the snow-clad field.
I shall fly among the field of death.
One lies quiet where sabers mangled him.
Here lies one impaled by an arrow shaft.
From their warm wounds, red blood like rain was shed.
On our native soil, or our Russian fields,
He who fell for Russia in noble death
Shall be blessed by my kiss on his dead eyes.
And to him, brave lad, who remained alive, I shall be a true wife and a loving friend.