Sheet Music: La Marseillaise

TitleLa Marseillaise
Alternate titlesNational anthem of France
ComposerClaude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760–1836)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyG major
Time signature4/4
Tempo100 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2009-05-06
Last updated2009-05-06
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Wednesday 6 May 2009

Tune of the Day: La Marseillaise

National anthem of France

Composed in 1792 by army engineer Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle, this song became the rallying call of the French Revolution. It received its name because it was first sung on the streets by volunteers from Marseille upon their arrival in Paris after a young volunteer from Montpellier had sung it at a patriotic gathering in Marseille: the revolutionaries adopted the song and sang it with such fervor as they entered the capital, that the Parisians named it “La Marseillaise”.