“Song of Communist Labor Brigades” was written in 1956 by the composer Arkady Filipenko (1912-1983), who, in addition to academic music, wrote works for operettas and films. The verses to the song were written by another outstanding figure of Soviet culture of the Ukrainian SSR, Oleksa Novitsky (1914-1992), who was a military correspondent during the war, and later became a Shevchenko scholar. Both authors had the “right” biographies for writing the anthem of the communist labor brigades, which was performed at official events in the Ukrainian SSR, and was also published in large numbers for performance by professional and amateur groups. The song has a solemn mood and asserts that the communist labor brigades are forming a wonderful new world of communism and all Ukrainian people should join this important movement. The song is performed by the outstanding Ukrainian singer Mykola Kondratyuk (1931-2006) and the choir of the Ukrainian Radio, recorded in 1960.
Song of the Communist Labor Brigades
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