Sheet Music: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

TitleShche ne vmerla Ukraina
Alternate titlesЩе не вмерла Українa
Ukraine's glory has not yet perished
ComposerMykhailo Verbytsky (1815–1870)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG minor
Time signature4/4
Tempo80 BPM
Performance time1:15
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-04-13
Last updated2011-04-13
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National anthems, Patriotic


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Wednesday 13 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Shche ne vmerla Ukraina

National anthem of Ukraine

In 1862, Ukrainian poet and ethnographer Paul Chubynskyi wrote a poem titled "Ще не вмерла Україна" (“Ukraine has not yet perished”), which gained a wide popularity. It also caught the attention of Mikhail Verbytskyi, a priest, who decided to compose music to accompany the text. Upon the declaration of Ukrainian independence in 1917, a number of patriotic works were used as national anthems, including this work, but in 1920 they were all banned by the incoming Soviet regime. It was only in 1991, after the breakup of the Soviet Union, that Ukraine regained its independence and its anthem.

Thanks to Roseanna for suggesting this tune!