Tuba part from Timor Leste National Anthem for Brass Quintet (MFAO World National Anthem Series)

Composed by Alfonso De Araùjo (1947-1979) Arranged by Keith Terrett
2 minutes
World music

An arrangement for Classical Brass Quintet of the Timor Leste National Anthem.

On May 20, 2002, this former part of Indonesia also known as East Timor regained the independence it had briefly until Indonesia took over the island following Portuguese withdrawal from the territory in 1975. It was a logical choice for the new nation to adopt, as the anthem was first played upon its original declaration of independence. It remained the national anthem until the country was invaded by and incorporated into Indonesia a few days later (the Indonesian anthem was then officially used in the territory). The author of the lyrics, poet Francisco Borja da Costa, was killed in the Indonesian invasion.

Currently, the anthem is only in Portuguese, there are no lyrics in Tetum, the other official language and native to the country.

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