Greek & Cypriot National Anthem for British Brass Band
by Keith Terrett
Brass Band - Digital Sheet Music

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Brass Ensemble - Level 3 - Digital Download

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Composed by Nikolaos Mantzaros,. Arranged by Keith Terrett. Patriotic,Romantic Period. 27 pages. Keith Terrett #4641447. Published by Keith Terrett (A0.746848).

An arrangement of the Greek & Cypriot National Anthem arranged for British Brass Band. If you would like this or any of my anthems arranged for another ensemble, e-mail me your requirements: keithterrett@gmail.com

The "Hymn to Liberty" or "Hymn to Freedom''  arranged for British Brass Band. It is based on a poem written by Dionysios Solomos in 1823 that consists of 158 stanzas, which is used as the national anthem of Greece and Cyprus. It was set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros, and is the longest national anthem in the world by length of text.[6] In 1865, the first three stanzas (and later the first two) officially became the national anthem of Greece and, from 1966, also that of Cyprus.

Dionysios Solomos wrote "Hymn to Liberty" in 1823 in Zakynthos and one year later was printed in Messolonghi. It was set to music in 1865 by the Corfiot operaticcomposer Nikolaos Mantzaros, who composed two choral versions, a long one for the whole poem and a short one for the first two stanzas; the latter is the one adopted as the national anthem of Greece. "Hymn to Liberty" was adopted as the national anthem of Cyprus by order of the Council of Ministers in 1966.

"Hymn to Liberty" has been the national anthem of Cyprus since 1966.

"Hymn to Liberty" has been performed at every closing ceremony of the Olympic Games, to pay tribute to Greece as the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The version commonly played by military bands is an arrangement composed by Lieutenant Colonel Margaritis Kastellis (1907–1979), former director of the Greek Music Corps.


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