Sheet Music: Himnusz

TitleHimnusz
Alternate titlesIsten, áldd meg a Magyart
God, bless the Hungarian
A magyar nép zivataros századaiból
National Anthem of Hungary
ComposerFerenc Erkel (1810–1893)
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyE-flat major
RangeEb4–Ab5
Time signature4/4
Tempo66 BPM
Performance time1:25
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2011-04-15
Last updated2011-04-15
Download popularity index☆☆☆☆☆ 0.1 (rarely downloaded)
Categories
National anthems, Patriotic, Romantic

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Friday 15 April 2011

Tune of the Day: Himnusz

National anthem of Hungary

Also known as “Isten, áldd meg a magyart” (“God, bless the Hungarians”) after its first line, this musical poetic prayer has served as the official national anthem of Hungary since 1844, when Hungary was still a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The words were written in 1823 by Ferenc Kölcsey, a nationally renowned poet, and its currently official musical setting was composed by romantic composer and pianist Ferenc Erkel, although other less known musical versions exist.

Thanks to István for suggesting this piece!