Ode to Joy, from the Symphony No. 9 was composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1824. This, the theme from the last movement uses the poem by Friedrich Schiller as basis for the choral section. It was adopted as the Anthem of Europe by the Council of Europe in 1972 and was used in Rhodesia as the national anthem. In film it has been used in the Beatles film Help, Stanley Kubricks 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, the Die Hard films, Sister Act 2 and Dead Poets Society and on TV in Bowling for Columbine, The Muppet Show, The Simpsons and as the Everybody Loves Raymond theme song. It is also used as a closing theme for both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics television broadcasts on many networks. Its the official anthem for the Copa Libertadores and basis for A Song of Joy by Miguel Rios, Road to Joy by Bright Eyes and melody for the hymn Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Duet Sheet Music for Accordion accompanied by Double Bass arranged by Lars Christian Lundholm.
Ode to Joy is a....