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Ukraine National Anthem for Brass Quintet
The Ukraine National Anthem Arranged for Brass Quintet by Jari Villanueva
The Ukraine National Anthem was formally adopted less than three decades ago, following the country’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.While formally known as the ‘State Anthem of Ukraine’, it also goes by its native title ‘Shche ne vmerla Ukrainy’, which translates into English as ‘Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished’. The rousing melody we hear today was officially accepted in 1992 by Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada.
The glory and freedom of Ukraine has not yet perished
Luck will still smile on us brother-Ukrainians.
Our enemies will die, as the dew does in the sunshine,
and we, too, brothers, we'll live happily in our land.
We’ll not spare either our souls or bodies to get freedom
and we’ll prove that we brothers are of Kozak kin.