March of the Volunteers

The "National Anthem of China," also known as "March of the Volunteers," is typically performed in the key of C major. It was composed by Nie Er in 1935 with lyrics by Tian Han. The anthem was originally written for the film "Children of Troubled Times" and later adopted as the national anthem of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The melody evokes a sense of patriotism and unity, reflecting the ideals of the Chinese revolution. Interestingly, it was once banned during the Cultural Revolution but was reinstated as the national anthem in 1978. The composition features a stirring orchestral arrangement with bold brass fanfares and soaring melodies, symbolizing the strength and determination of the Chinese people.