Armenia (1944-1991)

 

Like other republics of the Soviet Union at the time, Armenia had its own anthem, which was in use until the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The composer of the melody, Aram Khatchaturian, one of the “titans” of Soviet composers, is also famous for other classical works he has composed, his most famous is probably the “Sabre Dance”. The words were written by Armenac Sarkisyan, who went under the pseudonym “Sarmen” (Սարմեն).

Special thanks to: Patrik Vadagnin for providing some of this information, Jaroslaw Wojcik for providing the sheet music, and Pavel Zinovatny for the music file and English translation.