Captain André Reichling’s ‘Nato Hymn’ was originally composed for the military alliance’s 40th anniversary in 1989 and has been performed at several official events, according to a Nato announcement.
But it was selected as the organisation’s official hymn only on 3 January 2018.
The Nato announcement explained that:
“The ‘Nato Hymn’ approved by the North Atlantic Council has no lyrics, and is scored for twenty musical instruments: piccolo, flute, oboe, three clarinets, three saxophones, two cornets, two trumpets, horn, baritone horn, three trombones, tuba, and snare drum. Listen to it here.”
Luxembourg was one of Nato’s 12 founding countries.