Ukrainian National Anthem for Concert Band (Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrany) arr. L. C. Harnsberger
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The music to the "Ukrainian National Anthem" was written in 1864 by Mykhalio Verbytsky with lyrics by Pavlo Chubynsky. It is also known as "Shche Ne Vmerla Ukrany" which means "Ukraine has not yet perished." This arrangement for concert band uses the traditional harmonies of the anthem making it ideal to accompany singers. The skillful scoring shows off every section of the ensemble. After a brief introduction, the anthem starts boldly and is then varied to feature different timbres of the group. The flowing inner lines of the music provide interesting parts for everyone, and is a perfect addition to any concert. Optional parts for Alto Clarinet and Contrabassoon are included.
View a score video here: https://youtu.be/30DvB9S5Kqw