Sheet Music: Himno Nacional Mexicano

TitleHimno Nacional Mexicano
Alternate titlesNational Anthem of Mexico
Mexicanos, al grito de guerra
Dios y libertad
ComposerJaime Nunó (1824–1908)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyC major
RangeC5–E6
Time signature2/2
Tempo60 BPM
Performance time1:25
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2009-12-07
Last updated2009-12-07
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Monday 7 December 2009

Tune of the Day: Himno Nacional Mexicano

National Anthem of Mexico

Unofficially, this anthem is sometimes called “Mexicanos, al grito de guerra” (Spanish for “Mexicans, at the cry of war”), which is also the first line of its chorus. The lyrics, which allude to Mexican victories in the heat of battle and cries of defending the homeland, were composed by poet Francisco González Bocanegra in 1853. Catalan composer Jaime Nunó, who had been invited to Mexico the same year by President Santa Anna to lead the Mexican military bands, composed the music which now accompanies González's poem. In 1854 Nunó submitted his composition, originally titled “Dios y libertad” (“God and Freedom”), to the national contest to find music for the poem, and his entry was chosen as the winner.

Thanks to Jeff for suggesting this piece!