This file contains standard concert band parts for the melody to Beethoven's, "Ode To Joy." The lyrics to the song were written in 1785 by a poet named Friedrich Schiller.

Completed in 1824 as the final part of his Ninth Symphony, Ludwig Van Beethoven Ode To Joy sets to music the words of the German poet Friedrich Schiller to create one of his final and most well known works. According to historical records, Beethoven was deaf by the time he completed the symphony, and continued to conduct the premiere performance of the piece even after the musicians had finished. Despite this fact, and some negative publicity that followed the premiere , the song achieved great prominence and in modern times its melody has been accepted as the official anthem of the European Union. An audio recording of the Ode To Joy is available via Wikipedia.


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1Ode To Joy TubaOde To Joy Tuba9.82 KB3590 times
2Ode To Joy TubaOde To Joy Tuba17.78 KB3171 times
3Ode To Joy TrumpetOde To Joy Trumpet10.77 KB3709 times
4Ode To Joy TrumpetOde To Joy Trumpet17.82 KB3260 times
5Ode To Joy TromboneOde To Joy Trombone9.28 KB3523 times
6Ode To Joy TromboneOde To Joy Trombone17.77 KB3023 times
7Ode To Joy ScoreOde To Joy Score20.94 KB5037 times
8Ode To Joy ScoreOde To Joy Score18.86 KB3583 times
9Ode To Joy PercussionOde To Joy Percussion8.95 KB3356 times
10Ode To Joy PercussionOde To Joy Percussion17.71 KB3217 times
11Ode To Joy HornOde To Joy Horn9.36 KB2741 times
12Ode To Joy HornOde To Joy Horn17.77 KB2994 times
13Ode To Joy FluteOde To Joy Flute9.39 KB3873 times
14Ode To Joy FluteOde To Joy Flute17.75 KB3217 times
15Ode To Joy ClarinetOde To Joy Clarinet10.83 KB3637 times
16Ode To Joy ClarinetOde To Joy Clarinet17.81 KB3023 times
17Ode To Joy Alto SaxophoneOde To Joy Alto Saxophone9.52 KB3544 times
18Ode To Joy Alto SaxophoneOde To Joy Alto Saxophone17.77 KB3194 times
19Ode To Joy - Choir SATB VersionOde To Joy - Choir SATB Version48.13 KB7033 times

The Translated Lyrics (Words) To "Ode To Joy"

Joy, thou glorious spark of heaven,

Daughter of Elysium,

We approach fire-drunk,

Heavenly One, your shrine.

Your magic reunites

What custom's sword separates;

Beggars become princes' brothers

Where your gentle wing alights.

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