YEREVAN, AUGUST 9, ARMENPRESS: The commission set up to select the works for the new Armenian anthem has selected the best five works from the 85.
Armenian Culture and Youth Affairs Minister Hasmik Poghosian said that by the majority of the voices the work of Tigran Mansurian based on the poem of Yeghishe Charents took the first place, then comes Yervand Yerznkian’s work based on the poem of Ararat II, Edgar Hovhannissian’s work based on the poem of Vahagn Davtian, Aram Khachaturian’s work based on the poem of Arsen Soghomonian and finally comes the work of Robert Amirkhanian based on the poem of Ludwig Durian.
The first round of the competition was summed up by three hearings. Poghosian said that the above mentioned works will be presented to the public, until that they will develop the system by which people will express their opinion about the works. They are also going to work out mechanisms on how they will take into consideration the opinions of the people.
The minister assessed the work of the commission as unbiased and effective and noted that all the discussions were conducted in a working atmosphere. The public hearings of the second round will be organized by the end of the month.