Free download: THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF UKRAINE
arranged for trumpet ensemble by James Olcott
by Mykhailo Mykhailovych Verbytsky, arranged by James Olcott.
To be played at any occasion where it is wished that compassion, support and solidarity for the country of Ukraine be expressed.
Instrumentation: Eight trumpets in B-flat with four flugelhorns and percussion (snare drum, cymbals and bass drum).
This arrangement can be performed as a solo, as a duet, as a trio, etc, up to eight trumpets, by adding the next part in the score. The four flugelhorn parts add depth and padding to the sound.
Click here to hear a recording of this arrangement with full instrumentation and video treatment.
In this conception of the anthem, it is to start out symbolizing a country alone, quiet but iron-willed, clear of mind, determined and resolved, to be quickly joined by more and more forces as the piece progresses, building to a climax of strength, unity, and defiance.