Song of the Volga – Tsarevich – Lehar/Buike music project

A few month ago  my new violin arrived  from CHINA – — and this was the first time, that a violin “really matched” with my interests, which heavily are influenced by Hungarian Gipsy-music, as strange as this may seem to others.

For THIS NEW VIOLIN FROM CHINA I now offer worldwide as STUDY- and TRAINING-project a series of music-settings of the following:

Franz Lehar, The Tsarevich – Operette – No.5 “Es steht ein Soldat am Wolgastrand, hält Wache für sein Vaterland” ( “A forelorn soldier on outpost guard …”)

Song of the Volga – Tsarevich – great version – orchestra – 4:56
(with solo violin, harp, timpani, balalaika/mandolin) – Lehar/Buike – 2nd edition (audio of 1st edition)
audio mp3 sheetmusic pdf
Song of the Volga – Tsarevich – piano solo violin
– Lehar/Buike
audio mp3 sheetmusic pdf
Song of the Volga – Tsarevich – brass/military
– Lehar/Buike – dedication: announcement of entering the Throne of Japan by Tenno Naruhito and Empress Masako, time-era “heisei” (beautiful harmony) on 22nd of October 2019
audio mp3


sheetmusic pdf



Allein, wieder allein
Einsam wie immer.
Vorüber rauscht die Jugendzeit
in langer, banger Einsamkeit.
Mein Herz ist schwer und trüb mein Sinn,
ich sitz’ im gold’nen Käfig drin

Es steht ein Soldat am Wolgastrand,
Hält Wache für sein Vaterland.
In dunkler Nacht allein und fern
Es leuchtet ihm kein Mond, kein Stern.
Regungslos die Steppe schweigt
Eine Träne ihm ins Auge steigt
Und er fühlt wie’s im Herzen frißt und nagt
Wenn ein Mensch verlassen ist, und er klagt,
Und er fragt:

Hast du dort oben vergessen auf mich?
Es sehnt doch mein Herz auch nach Liebe sich.
Du hast im Himmel viel Engel bei dir
Schick doch einen davon auch zu mir.

Song of the Volga

Alone, again alone
lonesome as ever
My youth was lost and wasted here
it passed in long and lonely fear
My heart is down and sad my mind
I sit in gilded cage confined

A soldier stands on Volga bank
He stands on watch for his fatherland
At dead of night alone and far
No light of moon on him, no star
Motionless the steppe lies still
Now his eyes with tears start to fill
And he feels his heart being gnawed away
When alone he has to stay
Hear him say, hear him pray:

Are you in heaven forgetful of me
This heart yearns for love so fervently
So many angels live up there with thee
Send just one of them down here to me


Amaterasu – great Shinto-kami of Japan – Godess of the Sun – see Wikipedia DE “Amaterasu (japanisch 天照), mit vollem Namen Amaterasu-ō-mi-kami (天照大御神)” URL


It must be added because of TODAY MISSING EDUCATION in history: The original composer Franz Lehar / Ferenc Lehar is a born HUNGARIAN and in 1927 was reflecting memories from the imperial “kaiserlich-königlich – k.u.k.”  Austro-Hungary, which was termianted in 1918 at end of First World War – and the use the German NAZI-Wehrmacht made LATER of this song in Second World War has NOTHING to do with the ORIGINAL “place in life” of this music! So far I know, any stalinist-communist “interpretation” of this piece of music should be IMPOSSIBLE at all!

Well, so far – there are planned

  • a “small version” in style of Gipsy-banda
  • a piano/violin version
  • a great version for “brass / military”.

Holy (martyr) Tsarevich Dmitry (of Uglich) – 1582-1591 – On the morning after the orchestra-version (160)  of this music was published – around 11th of October 2019 – in google books and German National Library, online ressources a rainbow similar to the one on this Nesterov-painting appeared over my living-place – see photo below!

Well, we normally say, that one strange event does not count – and therefor are glad, if a repetition would happen – which was the case: On 02.Nov.2019, Saturday, after finishing “162 Volgasong military-version” appeared at around 8:20 MEZ / CET the rainbow below, which was a double rainbow (with  second weak rainbow not visible on my poor photo).

Ah, well, the copyrights: In understandings  of IMSLP/Petrucci this title of 1927, of which in internet are – so far I searched – circulating “piano-reduction-scores” only, is in the “public domain” (according to the 50+ and 70+ plus rule, no known renewal of copyrights …) Besides, this music in today Germany and former lands of Austria-Hungaria is DYING FROM MEMORY, so that this training-work is – as they would say in Asian surroundings – for REBIRTH and REINCARNATION – especially dedicated to the memory of  the people of Poland, Ukrainia, Hungary, Austria and Russia – but studied TODAY  probably mainly in music-classes (violin and singing) of China, Japan and South Corea!

Holy Neo-Martyrs Tsar Nikolai of Russia and Tsarevich Alexei

Buike Science And Music


About bbuike

- *1953 in Bremen / Germany - since decennia in Neuss / Germany - classical composer (registered since 2005) - scientific freelance writer - registered to German National Library "Deutsche Bibliothek", search "Bruno Buike", with 246 items in 2013 1996-97 - 5000 qm Rekultivierung Obstwiese mit Kleintierhaltung 2004/05 - 3 Wochen Gartenpflege in einem orthodoxen Kloster in Deutschland 2009 - 3 Wochen Katastrophenhilfe Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs 2011 - journey to Przemysl/Poland - and learning of basic Polish vocabulary and reading/pronounciation 2013 University of Tokyo - Conditions of war and peace - Coursera - Certificate 2013, December - after 15 years in mainly Russian-orthodox and Greek-orthodox affairs return to Roman-Catholic church 2014 National University of Singapur, Conservatory - Write like Mozart. Introduction to classical composition - Coursera Certifikate "with distinction"
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