Friedrich Schillers Ode an die Freude (Ode to Joy) went on to become world-famous through the setting by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1824 in the final movement of his 9th Symphony. Today Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is one of the most popular works of classical music worldwide – celebratory and powerful music which is an expression of joy, community, protest, and thanks.
This catchy arrangement of Schiller’s and Beethoven’s Ode for chorus and piano, or optionally for chorus, band and wind instruments by Peter Schindler, stands for all these emotions. Brass riffs, jazzy harmonies, a choral setting in one to three parts, and an adaptation of the text are all highlights of special musical moments which the whole audience can join in at the end! An English singing text is included.