Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music

Six Russian Anthems

various composers

Category: Wind Band  > 

Duration: 8' 00"

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Russia has had at least six national anthems over the centuries. This compendium comprises:- The Petrovsky March of Peter the Great's life guard; God Save The Tsar (to the British tune); God Save The Tsar (by Alexei Lvov); The Internationale; the Anthem of the USSR (which is also the current one); and finally the Patriotic Song by Glinka, the melody of which was adopted after the end of communism but failed to acquire any words before the Soviet anthem (with a new text) was reinstated by V.V. Putin.