National Anthem of Ukraine
A piano solo arrangement of the Ukrainian national anthem.
If you’re familiar with the Anthem of Ukraine, you know it typically begins on a major chord and exudes a triumphant, majestic character right from the first note. In this arrangement, I wanted the opening to reflect sadness over the tragedy and injustice that is currently happening in Ukraine, thus the minor chord and the slower tempo at the start.
By the end, the arrangement rises to a climactic crescendo and ends on a major chord, with the hope of much better days ahead.
Composer: Mykhailo Verbytsky
Lyricist: Pavlo Chubynsky
Arranger: Daniel Light