The Suni Project: Music Preservation

Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876-1939)

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Arik Haigazoonk (Come Brave Armenian Men) [Patriotic March for chorus, orchestra]

This happy, lively, optimistic Armenian march by Grikor Mirzaian Suni was offered by Suni’s son Gourgen (George) Suny to be the Armenian national anthem after the end of the Soviet Union, and in 2006.

English translation, by followed by English transliteration, of the words to Grikor Mirzaian Suni’s choral march “Arik Haigazoonk”, his national anthem for Armenia.

Arik Haigazoonk (Come Armenians)
Patriotic Choral March as an Armenian National Anthem
By Grikor Mirzaian Suni (1876 – 1939)

Come Armenians, let us go forward,
Give a new greeting to our free country,
For when our people called it Liberator
They gave it a new spirit, new life.
Come suffering ones, let’s help our country,
Join the great constructive work!
Come suffering ones, let’s help our country,
Join the great constructive work!
Don’t cry, oh Mother, change your tears to dance,
With your sons sing a sweet song,
“Bravo, Armenians Bravo! Live long, Armenians live long!
Forever the nation and the free Fatherland.”

Arik Haigazoonk haratch untanank,
Mer azad yergrin nor barev m’al dank,
Vor azkn yerb zani purgarar gochets
Nor hoki nor giank anor barkevets.
Yegek danjvadzner oknenk mer yergrin,
Ludzvenk shinarar medz ashkhadankin!
Yegek danjvadzner oknenk mer yergrin,
Ludzvenk shinarar medz ashkhadankin!
Mi lar, akh Mairig, lats’d i bar pokhe,
Yerkov kaghtsurig vordots’d hed yerke,
“Gets-tse, Hy Gets-tse! Gets-tse, Hy Gets-tse!
Mishd azkn oo azad Hairenik.”

Translation: 1.20.2007 Jeannette Hovsepian, Alla Petrossian
·The Suni Project: Music Preservation www.suniproject.org

Music scores provided here include SATB soprano, alto, tenor, bass choral parts with words in Armenian script alone, one page each. SATB choral parts soprano, alto, tenor, bass with words in both English transliteration and Armenian script, one page each. The full orchestral score for 17 instruments, eight pages. Also, a piano reduction of the orchestral score, one page.

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