The Lebanese National Anthem

After a special request by my pianist friend Seba Ali, i arranged this solo piano version of the Lebanese National Anthem.

You can download the score here for free!

Lebanon’s national anthem was written by Rashid Nakhle (رشيد نخلة) and composed by Wadih Sabra (وديع صبرا) in 1925.

Adopted by the Lebanese government on July 12, 1927, while still under the French Mandate, it became the official national anthem with Lebanon’s independence from colonial rule in 1943.

النشيد الوطني اللبناني

كلنـا للوطـن للعـلى للعـلم
ملئ عين الزّمن سـيفنا والقـلم
سهلنا والجبـل منبت للرجـال
قولنا والعمـل في سبيل الكمال
كلنا للوطن للعلى للعلم
كلّنا للوطن
شيخنـا والفتـى عنـد صـوت الوطن
أسـد غـاب متى سـاورتنا الفــتن
شــرقنـا قلبـه أبــداً لبـنان
صانه ربه لمدى الأزمان
كلنا للوطن للعلى للعلم
كلنا للوطن
بحـره بــرّه درّة الشرقين
رِفـدُهّ بــرّهُ مالئ القطبين
إسمـه عـزّه منذ كان الجدود
مجــدُهُ أرزُهُ رمزُهُ للخلود
كلّنا للوطن للعلى للعلم
كلّنا للوطن

– Hang, Xing. Encyclopedia of National Anthems. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2003.

Published by wajdiaboudiab

Wajdi Abou Diab is a composer of classical contemporary music, musicologist, educator, and conductor who believes in music as a way to build our cultural future while keeping us connected to our cultural history.

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