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La Marseillaise

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Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (arr. Darcy)

Subtitle: National Anthem of France

General Info

Year: 1792 / 1945
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Bourne Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

La Marseillaise is the national anthem of France. The song was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg after the declaration of war by France against Austria, and was originally titled Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin (War Song for the Rhine Army).

The Marseillaise was a revolutionary song, an anthem to freedom, a patriotic call to mobilize all the citizens and an exhortation to fight against tyranny and foreign invasion. The French National Convention adopted it as the Republic's anthem in 1795. It acquired its nickname after being sung in Paris by volunteers from the city of Marseille marching to the capital. The song is the first example of the "European march" anthemic style. The anthem's evocative melody and lyrics have led to its widespread use as a song of revolution and its incorporation into many pieces of classical and popular music.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Darcy, T. (1945). La Marseillaise: National Anthem of France [score]. Bourne: New York.
  • La Marseillaise, Wikipedia Accessed 20 October 2017