Works Choral Compositions

Anthem of Moscow for Choir and Piano

Opus 79a Opus SO

Opus SO
1948 year

“Motherland”. Op. 63. Vocal-symphonic suite. Piano score. National Anthems. Sans. op.
first publication:

DSCH Publishers, Moscow, 2017


RSALA, rec. gr. 2048, inv. 1, f. 40

Anthem of Moscow
for Choir and Piano

     Shostakovich’s surviving anthem manuscripts also include the Anthem of Moscow to words by Ilya Frenkel (1948), written for a poety and music contest. The exact time the contest was held has not been established; only ‘1948’ is given in the author’s manuscript.
     No information has been found about performances of this piece.