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Turkish & Northern Cypriot National Anthem for String Orchestra (MFAO World National Anthem Series)

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By Osman Zeki Ungör

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Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, String Orchestra - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Osman Zeki Ungör. Arranged by Keith Terrett. 20th Century, Asian, European, Patriotic. Score, Set of Parts. 9 pages. Published by Music for all Occasions (S0.686153).

Item Number: S0.686153

The Turkish & Northern Cypriot National Anthem arranged for String Orchestra.. There are versions for Brass Quintet & full Orchestra in store.

The İstiklâl Marsı (Independence March) is the Turkish National Anthem, officially adopted on 12 March 1921 - two years before the 29 October 1923 establishment of the modern day Republic of Turkey, both as a motivational musical saga for the troops fighting in the Turkish War of Independence, and as an anthem for a Republic that was yet to be established.

Penned by Mehmet Akif Ersoy and ultimately composed by Osman Zeki Ungör, the theme is one of affection for the Turkish homeland, freedom, and faith, of sacrifice for liberty, and of hope and devotion, explored through visual, tactile and kinesthetic imagery as they relate to the flag, the human spirit and the soil of the homeland.

The Anthem is regularly heard during state and military events, as well as during national festivals, bayrams, sporting events, and school ceremonies.

Of the ten-stanza anthem, only the first two quatrains are sung, with an upright, immobile and solemn composure. A framed version of the national anthem typically occupies the wall above the blackboard in the classrooms of every public as well as most private schools in Turkey, along with a Turkish flag, a photograph of the country’s founding father Ataturk, and a copy of Atatürk’s famous inspirational speech to the nation’s youth.

The composition has also been adopted as the National Anthem of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Need an anthem fast? They are ALL in my store! All my anthem arrangements are also available for Orchestra, Recorders, Saxophones, Wind, Brass and Flexible band. If you need an anthem urgently for an instrumentation not in my store, let me know via e-mail, and I will arrange it for you FOC if possible!

The anthem was depicted on the reverse of the Turkish 100 lira banknotes of 1983-1989.

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