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Thread #90024   Message #1703527
Posted By: JohnInKansas
26-Mar-06 - 10:28 PM
Thread Name: Chord Req: National Anthem of the Soviet Union
Subject: RE: Chord Req: National Anthem of the Soviet Union
Only vaguely recalled, but record notes on an old LP I believe made reference to the use of Tschaikovsky's March Slav as the basis for a Russian national anthem. A slightly variant version of March Slav is incorporated as a part, near the ending, of the later 1812 Overture. The separate composition that was the basis for the anthem is less remembered because the cannons don't go off in it, at least in the usual performances of the shorter piece.(?)

As indicated, this is from a long-ago rememberance of something that wasn't all that interesting at the time...and may be entirely off-base.