Seventy-seven years have passed since the "Declaration of Independence" was read at Ba Dinh Square. The red flag with the yellow star was raised to the joy of tens of thousands of people as the majestic sounds of Tien Quan Ca (Army March - The national anthem of Vietnam) resounded:

Armies of Vietnam, forward!

With one single determination to save our Fatherland,

Our hurried steps resound on the long and arduous road.

Our flag, red with the blood of victory, bears the country's spirit.

The distant rumbling of the guns mingles with our marching song.

Those echoes are engraved in the minds of countless generations, the meaning of a brilliant milestone, the opening of an independent Vietnam. To express the soul of "Tien Quan Ca", the musicians put all their heart and soul into the music, accurately using the trumpets. Under the strict command of the conductor, the sounds of brass majestically rang out with the sacred and meaningful declaration of the birth of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

The Hanoi Museum's bronze trumpet is part of a brass ensemble of 20 trumpets of various types: saxophone, tenor, coz, trumpet, and connette, used by the Liberation Army Band to perform the melody of the song "Tien Quan Ca" during the Declaration of Independence ceremony in Ba Dinh Square on September 2, 1945. In 1959, the trumpet set and several other musical instruments were presented to the Military Museum by comrade Dinh Ngoc Lien - the Liberation Army band conductor - on behalf of the Military Band. In August 1975, the Military Museum assigned the Hanoi Museum to display this bronze trumpet to introduce the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (September 2, 1945 - September 2, 1975). This bronze trumpet has been preserved by the Hanoi Museum, becoming a unique artefact documenting the historical event that gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.The artefact is a saxophone-type trumpet, light yellow, with a horn of 14 cm in diameter. The length from the trumpet to the long winding is 40 cm. The distance between the two fluted pipes is 8.5 cm and 6.5 cm. Over time, the artefact has become rusty on the body and curves. However, despite experiencing many historical ups and downs, museum staff still keep the artefact intact. This bronze trumpet is an important artefact in the display of the Hanoi Museum associated with the August Revolution and National Day on September 2.

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The bronze trumpet used to perform the National Anthem on September 2, 1945.


Trần Thu Phương