First Cosmonaut Music

Gagarin March (1961)
Eduard Labkovskii.

We are High-Flying People (1949)
Vladimir Bunchikov. With Vladimir Nechaev. Music by Boris Mokrousov. Lyrics by A. Fat’ianov.
Description: This 1949 classic recorded by Bunchikov and Nechaev received much airtime in the days and weeks immediately foliowing Gagarin’s flight.

Glory to the Forward-Looking (1962)
Viktor Kokhno. Music: Aleksandra Pakhmutova. Lyrics: Sergei Grebennikov and Nikolai Dobronravov
Description: Pakhmutova’s song expressed a common theme of the Soviet space program, that in the Soviet Union, anyone with energy and daring could accomplish great things.

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