La Marseillaise

The French National Anthem, "La Marseillaise," is originally composed in G major. It was written in 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle during the French Revolution and adopted as the national anthem in 1795. The anthem's lyrics evoke patriotic sentiments and the spirit of the French people's fight for liberty, equality, and fraternity. The melody is powerful and stirring, reflecting the revolutionary fervor of its time. It is typically performed at official events and ceremonies in France. The original composer, Rouget de Lisle, was a French army officer and amateur musician. "La Marseillaise" gained international recognition and has been translated into numerous languages.