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March of the Volunteers

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This work is the national anthem of the People's Republic of China.


General Info

Year: 1935
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Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Errata

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Program Notes

The March of the Volunteers, also formally known as the National Anthem of the People's Republic of China, is the national anthem of the People's Republic of China, including its special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Unlike most previous Chinese anthems, it is written entirely in the vernacular, rather than in Classical Chinese.

Its lyrics were composed as a dramatic poem by the poet and playwright, the Japan-educated Tian Han in 1934 and set to music by Niè Ĕr the next year in Japan for the movie Children of Troubled Times. It was adopted as the PRC's provisional anthem in 1949 in place of the Republican Three Principles of the People and the Communist Internationale. When Tian Han was imprisoned during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, the march was briefly and unofficially replaced by The East Is Red, then played without words, then played with altered words. Restored to its original version, the March of the Volunteers was raised to official status in 1982, adopted by Hong Kong and Macau upon their restorations to China in 1997 and 1999 respectively, and included in the Chinese Constitution's Article 136 in 2004.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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