Posted by Deborah at 18:40:18 on 21 Feb, 2009
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From:Chess (more details)
Music by:Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
Words by:Tim Rice
Sing along:Lyrics to "Anthem"
Download:Free piano instrumental mp3 by Deborah (Right click > Save as...)
Sheet music:Buy sheet music for "Anthem"


This is one of my favourite songs for the male voice. There's something incredibly bittersweet and poignant in this song that makes it so powerful and uplifting. This is sung by the Russian chess player at the end of Act I to explain his defection to the West after being crowned the World Chess Champion.

Listen to the piano instrumental:

Watch David Carroll (the original Russian in the Broadway production) perform "Anthem":

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Thank you so much Deborah ,you are far from only being a girl with a piano you are a lady with a big talent and kind heart .I loved your version of Anthem from Chess I down loaded your version and practicing this song at the moment many thanks kind regards Ian

Ian Carline - 15 Jun, 2009 - 09:46:49

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