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Which Beethoven symphony contains the Ode To Joy?

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July 24, 2012 4:41AM

The music commonly known as "Ode to Joy" originally came from the fourth movement of Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 in D Minor, also known as the "Choral Symphony" because it was the first to incorporate voice as one of the instruments. Beethoven wrote the music but not the words. Ode to Joy was actually a poem written as An die Freude, by Friedrich Schiller in 1785.