Ode to Joy (or Hymn to Joy) was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven as the final movement of his Ninth Symphony, a choral symphony for orchestra, four voices and a choir. The words were taken from "Ode to Joy", a poem written by German poet Friedrich Schiller in 1785. We are proud to present you our piano sheet music of this beautiful theme available in three different adaptations for piano solo. Levels 2 & 3 are available with or without reading aid and for those of you who have trouble deciphering notes, we suggest you try our Level 1 easy piano sheet music with note names instead of symbols. Ode to Joy was adopted as the Anthem of Europe by the Council of Europe in 1972 and subsequently the European Union. It has also been used in a number of different contexts including films, radio and television and, in popular culture, remains a protest anthem and celebration of music worldwide. Click here for other sheet music by Beethoven on our website!