National Anthems

A national anthem is a form of patriotic music that reflects on the history and traditions of a nation. The majority of national anthems are marches or hymns. The oldest anthem known is 'Wilhelmus', the Dutch national anthem, which was written between 1568 and 1572. The Japanese anthem, 'Kimi ga Yo' is often wrongly thought to be the oldest because the lyrics are taken from a poem written in 794, but it didn't become an anthem until the mid-1800's.

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What genre is the American national anthem?

That would fit under Patriotic or Nationalistic Anthems

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Who are the kids standing with the players during the national anthems at the world cup?

These kids are part of an international program that chooses 1400 or so kids every year from all over the world to get the chance to walk onto the pitch with a professional soccer/football player. The program is called the FIFA McDonald's Escort Programme. It is frustrating that the game announcers make absolutely no comment about these charming children. My guess is that as McDonald's sponsors the children, the announcers don't want to give McDonald's "Free" advertising. A poor excuse. These kids and the program deserve recognition.

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Why is Russia's national anthem so cool?

Because Stalin was the Russian version of Chuck Norris, and it was his anthem. FYI, The Russian anthem is the Soviet Anthem with different lyrics.

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Who sang the national anthem for the cowboys saints game today?

New Hollow. A band with 3 members both guitarists 16 year olds and the drummer 14 years old

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Who is the composer of National Anthem of India?

Rabindranath Tagore

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Who sang national anthem at Super Bowl 2010?

Carrie Underwood

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How many lines in Indian national anthem?

12 lines

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Words to the welsh national anthem?

National Anthem of Wales

Hen Wlad fy Nhadau

(Land of my Fathers)


Mae hen wlad fy nhadau yn annwyl i mi

Gwlad beirdd a chantorion enwogion o fri

Ei gwrol ryfelwr, gwlad garwyr tra mad

Tros ryddid collasant eu gwaed.

Gwlad Gwlad,

Pleidiol wyf I'm gwlad,

Tra môr yn fur i'r bur hoff bau

O bydded i'r hen iaith barhau


Land of my Fathers, O land of the free,

A land of poets and minstrels, famed men.

Her brave warriors, patriots much blessed,

It was for freedom that they lost their blood.

Wales! Wales!,

I am devoted to my country.

So long as the sea is a wall to this fair beautiful land,

May the ancient language remain.

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Who is the author of Switzerland's national anthem?

The Swiss Psalm is the national anthem of Switzerland. It was composed in 1841, by Alberich Zwyssig.

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Who composed the music of the Jan-Gan-Man... which is later became the National Anthem of India?

Captain Ram Singh Thakur of Indian National Army composed the music of 'Jan-Gan-Man'.

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Who translated the original version of the Jan-Gan-Man in Hindi later adopted as National Anthem of India?

'Jan-Gan-Man', originally written by Rabindranath Tagore in Sanskritized Bengali was translated by Abid Ali in Hindi.

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When was Jan-Gan-Man adopted as National Anthem of India?

'Jan-Gan-Man' was officially adopted by Constituent Assembly as National Anthem of India on 24th January, 1950.

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Where can you find the music notes for the national anthem of Oman?

Here's the sheet music for the National Anthem of Oman: Musical note
ARABIC LYRICS Ya Rabbana Ehfid Lana Jalalat Al Sultan Waashabi Fee Al'wtan Bialeizy Walaman. Walyadum Muoayadda, Aahilan Momajjada; Bilnufoosi Yuftda. Walyadum Muoayadda, Aahilan Momajjada; Bilnufoosi Yuftda. Ya Oman, Nahnoo Min Ahd Il Nabi Awfiya Min K'ram Al Arabi. Abshiry Qaboos Jaa Faltubarakhu 'I Sama. Waasidy Waltoq'hi Bilduoaa. --- ENGLISH TRANSLATION O Lord, protect for us our Majesty the Sultan And the people in our land, With honour and peace. May he live long, strong and supported, Glorified be his leadership. For him we shall lay down our lives. May he live long, strong and supported, Glorified be his leadership. For him we shall lay down our lives. O Oman, since the time of the Prophet We are a dedicated people amongst the noblest Arabs. Be happy! Qaboos has come With the blessing of Heaven. Be cheerful and commend him to the protection of our prayers.

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What does the star- Spangled- Banner mean?

In 1931 Congress passed legislation making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the national anthem of the United States. The song began as a poem written by the amateur poet Francis Scott Key on 14 September 1814. On that morning Key was looking at the smoke rising from Fort McKinley in, which had just endured twenty-five hours of British attack. Through the smoke Key caught sight of the large garrison flag still flying, and this image inspired him to jot a few lines down on the back of a letter. Key lengthened and revised the poem, and the next day it was published as a with Key's recommendation that the words be sung to a tune he liked, the popular British song "To Anacreon in Heaven." Soon the poem appeared in several newspapers along the East Coast. Shortly thereafter Thomas Carr's music store in Baltimore published the words and music together under the present title. The song had become popular by the start of the Civil War and was frequently played on patriotic occasions. Members of the Maryland State Society, members of the U.S. Daughters of 1812, and Congressman J. Charles Linthicum of Baltimore are credited with bringing about the legislation that made the song the national anthem. The original flag that inspired Key is preserved at the Smithsonian Institution.

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What is the national anthem of Luxembourg?

Ons Hémécht in Luxembourgish is the national anthem of Luxembourg; translation "Our Homeland" in English

Anthem: Ons Heemecht "Our Homeland"

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What is New Zealand's national anthem?

New Zealand is unique in that it has two national anthems: "God Defend New Zealand" with words by Thomas Bracken, and music by Joseph Woods, and "God Save the Queen." Both anthems are considered equal, but "God Defend New Zealand" is the most commonly used.

In the Maori it is:

E Ihoa Atua,

O nga Iwi Matoura,

Ata whaka rongona;

Me aroha noa.

Kia hua ko te pai;

Kia tau to atawhai;

Manaakitia mai

Aotearoa But Maori and English are not the same when translated.

In English it is:

God of nations! at Thy feet

In the bonds of love we meet,

Hear our voices, we entreat,

God defend our Free Land.

Guard Pacific's triple star,

From the shafts of strife and war,

Make her praises heard afar,

God defend New Zealand
God Defend New Zealand.
New Zealand has two national anthems: "God Save The Queen" and "God Defend New Zealand.
"God Defend New Zealand" is the National Anthem, but "God Save the Queen" is also officially a National Anthem, but is generally only used on regal and semi-regal occasions.

god defend new zealand

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What is the National Anthem of India?

Jana-Gana-Mana(Thou Art the Ruler of the Minds of all People)

Jana gaṇa mana adhināyaka jaya he

Bhārata bhāgya vidhātā

Panjāba Sindha Gujarāta Marāṭhā

Drāviḍa Utkala Vanga

Vindhya Himācala Yamunā Gangā

Ucchala jaladhi taranga

Tava śubha nāme jāge

Tava śubha āśiṣa māge

Gāhe tava jaya gāthā

Jana gaṇa mangala dāyaka jaya he

Bhārata bhāgya vidhāta

Jaya he jaya he jaya he

Jaya jaya jaya jaya he!

English Translation

O! Dispenser of India's destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all people

Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, the Maratha country,

in the Dravida, Utkala and Bengal;

It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,

it mingles in the rhapsodies of the pure waters of Yamuna and Ganga

They chant only thy name.

They seek only thy auspicious blessings.

They sing only the glory of thy victory.

The salvation of all people waits in thy hands,

O! Dispenser of India's destiny, thou art the ruler of the minds of all people

Victory to thee, Victory to thee, Victory to thee,

Victory, Victory, Victory, Victory to thee!


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What is Denmark's national anthem called?

god save the queen

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What is the national anthem of France?

The French National anthem is 'La Marseillaise', composed in April 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg. It is named so because it was sung in the streets of Paris by volunteer soldiers from Marseille.

It was originally called 'Chant de Guerre pour l'Armée de Rhin', in English: 'War Song for the Army of the Rhine'.

It became the song of the French Revolution, and was accepted as such on Bastille Day (July 14, 1795).

It was arranged by composer Louis Hector Berlioz in the 1830s; a popular recording is one with Jean-Pierre Jacquillat conducting the Orchestra de Paris.

See the related links for La Marseillaise lyrics.

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What is the contribution of Jose Palma and Julian Felipe in our Philippines national anthem?

Lupang Hinirang is the national anthem of the Philippines. Its music was composed in 1898 by Julián Felipe, with lyrics in Spanish adapted from the poem Filipinas, written by José Palma in 1899.

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How many minutes does the national anthem in India takes to be sung?

Only 52 second

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Who sang national anthem at cowboys game today?

New hollow

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What is the national anthem of Japan?

Kimi ga Yo (君が代) ("Imperial Reign") is the national anthem of Japan.

Japanese version
Kimi gayo WA
Chiyo ni yachiyo ni
Sazareishi no
Iwao to narite
Koke no musumade

English version
May the Emperor's rule last
Till a thousand years, then eight thousand years to come
Till sand, pebbles, and rocks
To be united as a ledge
Till moss grows on it

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What are the notes for national anthem of barbados on the recorder?

B, a, g, g, a, a, b, a, g, d, e, a, g, f#, g,

b, a, g, g, a, a, b, a, g, b, a, g, f#, e, d,

d, d', d', c', b, a, g, f#, d, d', d', c', b, a,

f#, g, d, g, a, b, a, g, d, e, a, g, f#, g,

d', d', d', d', d', d', e', d', b, c', c', b, b, a'

d', d', d', d', d', d', e', d', b, c', c', b, b, a'

d, g, d, g, a, b, a, g, d, e, a, g, e, d,

d, g, d, g, a, b, a, g, d, e, c', b, a, g.


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