The Song of the Soviet Army (Russian: Песня о Советской Армии) or Invincible and Legendary was a famous World War II song written and performed at the war's end. Its performance was done by numerous artists, including the Alexandrov Ensemble.The original 1945 is highly triumphal with its brass fanfares and ecstatic chords extended upward with the aid of trumpets, as part of the V-E Day celebrations. That arrangement by A. Alexandrov is very much in the tradition of final choruses in 19th-century Italian grand opera, and shows how he originally envisaged this composition. There are many versions of the song.
- krapp-sa.narod.ru webpage: list of Alexandrov Ensemble recordings. translated Russian→English by Google translate tool.
- Alexandrov Ensemble website. in Russian
- Sovmusic.ru webpage: list of Alexandrov Ensemble recordings. in Russian
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