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 The National Anthem of the Republic of Slovakia
The National Anthem of the Republic of Slovakia /anthem.htm   (8 words)

 National anthem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Anthems rose to prominence in Europe during the nineteenth century; the oldest song purporting to be a national anthem is the "Wilhelmus" from the Netherlands, written between 1568 and 1572 during the Eighty Years' War.
A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogizing the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people.
Few anthems have been praised for having lyrics of any great poetic merit, though the noted poet Rabindranath Tagore wrote the lyrics and music for both the Indian and the Bangladeshi national anthems. /wiki/National_anthem   (726 words)

 Japan -
While in use since the early 1880s as a national anthem on a de facto basis, and the words to the anthem are from the tenth century or earlier, making "Kimigayo" the oldest national anthem in that sense, the government only officially adopted the anthem in 1999.
The government presented its interpretation of the meaning of the anthem "Kimigayo" in the Diet during the deliberation of a bill to codify the country's national flag and anthem.
Eckert made a four-part vocal arrangement, and the new national anthem was first performed in the imperial palace on the Meiji Emperor's birthday, November 3, 1880. /jp.htm   (450 words)

 Maamme - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The poem's theme is, furthermore, remarkably similar to that of the national anthems of Sweden (Du gamla, Du fria) and Norway (Ja, vi elsker dette landet).
Some Finns have proposed the Finnish national anthem to be changed to Finlandia by Jean Sibelius: partly because Pacius's tune is also used for the national anthem of Estonia with a similarly themed text, Mu isamaa, My Fatherland (1869); and partly because Pacius was German and Runeberg a Finland-Swede (although Sibelius also was a Finland-Swede).
Du gamla, Du fria - the national anthem of Sweden /wiki/Maamme   (489 words)

The Indian National anthem, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on 24 January 1950.
It was adopted as the National Anthem of India on 24th January, 1950 by the Constituent Assembly.
The first stanza(out of five stanzas) of the song forms the National Anthem. /national_anthem.htm   (1983 words) Anthem of the Soviet Union
National Anthem of the USSR (Hymn, &;) replaced the Internationale as the national anthem on March 15, 1944.
In 2000, the old Soviet national anthem was readopted with Mikhalkov writing new lyrics to represent Russia's new non-communist nature.
The song was originally written as the Anthem of the Bolshevik Party with lyrics in Alexandrine by Vasily Lebedev-Kumach in 1939. /browse/wiki/Anthem_of_the_Soviet_Union   (730 words)

 National Anthems
The sentiments of national anthems vary, from prayers for the monarch to allusions to nationally important battles or uprisings.
National Anthem hymn or song expressing patriotic sentiment and either governmentally authorized as an official national hymn or holding that position in popular feeling. site is dedicated to national anthems in mp3 of countries and territories.   (399 words)

 Singapore National Anthem and Pledge
The National Anthem was written in the wake of nationalism during 1956-57.
Upon independence in 1965, "Majulah Singapura" was adopted as the republic's National Anthem.
It was launched on 3 December 1959 together with the National Flag and the State Crest, at the installation of the new Head of State, Yang di-Pertuan Negara, at the City Hall steps. /~linachoo/singapore3.htm   (199 words)

 The story of the Swiss national anthem
A number of other suggestions for a national anthem were made in the years that followed, none of which, however, earned nearly as many votes as the "Swiss Psalm".
Numerous attempts were made between 1894 and 1953 to have it declared the Swiss national anthem, but they were consistently turned down by the Swiss government for the reason that a national anthem should not be selected by government decree but by popular opinion.
National Anthem (Swiss psalm) in word and sound /ch/e/schweiz/psalm/history.html   (569 words)

 National Anthem of Singapore and National Flag
Then, on 3 December 1959, the National Flag, an important symbol of independence, was unveiled together with the State Crest and National Anthem at the installation of the new Head of State, the Yang di-Pertuan Negara.
The National Anthem was written over 1956-57 just before Singapore gained self-rule from the British..
It was launched on 3 December 1959 together with the National Flag and the State Crest. /general/anthem.htm   (194 words)

 List of national anthems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
National Anthem of the Republic of China (National Banner Song is used as the alternate anthem at international events such as the Olympic Games)
National Anthems of the USSR and Union Republics
National Anthem of the Soviet Union, The Internationale /wiki/List_of_national_anthems   (1111 words)

 EUROPA - The EU at a glance - The European Anthem
It is not intended to replace the national anthems of the Member States but rather to celebratethe values they all share and their unity in diversity.
In 1985, it was adopted by EU heads of State and government as the official anthem of the European Union.
This is the anthem not only of the European Union but also of Europe in a wider sense. /abc/symbols/anthem/index_en.htm   (288 words)

 Selecting kenya's National Anthem
The tune of the Kenya National Anthem is an African Song which is heard in the Pokomo country of Kenya.
The National Anthem was prepared by a five-member commission headed by the then Kenya Music Adviser, Mr.
In presenting the anthem, the commission noted that it had to reflect the idioms of the traditional music of Kenya. /anthem.htm   (298 words)

 Polish National Anthems: Dabrowski Mazurka
Polish National Anthem (D±browski's Mazurka) is a lively folk dance with patriotic words written shortly after the country lost its independence in a series of partitions by Austria, Russia, Prussia (1772, 1791, 1795).
It is because of this connection that the current national anthem of Poland still contains a reference to Bonaparte and speaks of marching from Italy to Poland, under the leadership of general Jan Dabrowski.
Dabrowski's Mazurka was officially recognized as the national anthem in Poland in 1926. /dept/polish_music/repertoi/dabrowski.html   (876 words) Forums - National Anthem: Notice to Center on "Sindh"
National Anthem was placed in records on Jan 24, 1950, even much after partition, knowing this also Mr Sanjeev Bhatnagar, who bought the issue in the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) before court.
The National Anthem is the hard work of poet Rabindranath Tagore and for me, no one has a right to alter it not even the govt.
New Delhi: Government is opposed to any deletion, addition in the national anthem or its substitution by another composition and is, therefore, contesting the writ petition in the Supreme Court, Lok Sabha was informed today. /forum/message-list.php?topic_id=2766&board_id=20&lastmsg=1#postamsg   (952 words)

 Italian National Anthem
The music of the Italian national anthem was composed in 1847 by Michele Novaro, to words by the young poet, Goffredo Mameli.
This song, known as L'Inno di Mameli has been the national anthem of the Republic of Italy since 1948.
The words of the anthem were meant to call to mind past battles for freedom waged by the Lombard towns, the Florentine republic, the Genoese, together with the young Balilla, against the Austrians, the Sicilians against the French in the so-called Sicilian Vespers. /audio/audio1.htm   (1027 words)

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The message of the anthem “Desteapta-te romane” is social and national at the same time; social because it imposes a permanent state of vigil meant to secure the passing to a new world; national because it gears this awakening to the historical tradition.
The anthem proposes that sublime “now or never,” present in all national anthems from the paion with which the Greeks fought at Marathon and Salamina to the French revolutionary Marseillaise.
Romania’s national anthem has several stanzas, of which the first four are sung on ceremonial occasions. /english/romanian_links/imn_national.htm   (508 words)

 SLOVAKIA.ORG - Slovak National Anthem
The score for "Lightning over the Tatras", the Slovak national anthem, was written in 1884 during a trip by students of Bratislava´s Evangelical Grammar School to Levoca in support of Ludovít Štúr.
In December 1918 the first stanza became part of the national anthem of the Czechoslovak Republic and since 1st January 1993 the first two stanzas have constituted the national anthem of the independent Slovak Republic.
Based on a popular melody and written in standard Slovak, it became known across the nation and was adopted by the Slovak volunteers of 1848, who printed it as a pamphlet. /sk-anthem.htm   (139 words)

 Sealand -
As pertaining to the anthem, it was composed by London composer Basil Simonenko in conjunction with the Royal Family, and has no words.
Please note that while the anthem itself is public domain, this arrangement is © Peter Breiner and Naxos.
The territorial waters were since extended from 3 nautical miles to 12 nautical miles, however, because of the prior recognition of soverignity, this did not affect Sealand. /sea.htm   (139 words)

 New Zealand's National Anthems - Ministry for Culture and Heritage
The commissioning and publication of these arrangements is intended to enhance the presentation of the national anthem for general purposes.
Recognising the difficulties which could be experienced in the singing or playing of the national anthem God Defend New Zealand by the general public, new arrangements of this anthem have been commissioned from Mr A. Maxwell Fernie.
'National songs, ballads and hymns have a tendency to elevate the character of a people and keep alive the fire of patriotism in their breasts'. /anthem   (377 words)

The national anthem (Jana Gana Mana) is also one of Nehru's shortsighted ideas and it exposes his intentions of having this as the national anthem.
To begin with, India's national anthem, Jana Gana Mana Adhinayaka, was written by Rabindranath Tagore in honor of King George V and the Queen of England when they visited India in 1919.
Nehru chose the present national anthem as opposed to Vande Mataram because he thought that it would be easier for the band to play.   (678 words)

 Austrian Press & Information Service
Yet neither of these twentieth century anthems was rooted in public consciousness; and with the population polarized in their political allegiances, the party hymns were more popular than the national anthem.
The citizens or members concerned express their respect by standing when the anthem is played or sung, and they tend to revere it like a national flag.
On February 25, 1947, the cabinet made a decision declaring the new national anthem to consist of Paula von Preravodovic' text and the melody from Mozart's masonic cantata. /nat_anthem.shtml   (1271 words)

 National Anthem of India
The song Jana Gana Mana, composed by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of lndia on 24 January 1950.
Playing time of the full version of the National Anthem is approximately 52 seconds.
The first stanza consists of the full version of the national anthem. /toursindia/anthem.html   (289 words) - Players singing the National Anthem
We cannot force players to sing the national anthem prior to a match, but we can assure you that all those who are chosen to play for their country are proud to be representing their country.
Whilst some players may choose to sing the national anthem as loud as possible, others may choose to use this time to focus on the game ahead.
It is to do with the England national team players not singing the national anthem. /TheFA/ContactUs/YourShout/Postings/2004/07/Players_Singing_Anthem.htm   (279 words)

 The Finnish National Anthem — Virtual Finland
The Finnish national anthem, with words by Johan Ludvig Runeberg and music by Fredrik Pacius, was first performed in 1848 by students celebrating ‘Flora Day’ (May 13) in a meadow belonging to Kumtähti Manor in Helsinki.
He is said to have been inspired to write Vårt land by Mihaly Vörösmarty’s Szózat, the Hungarian national anthem published in 1836.
The Finnish national anthem Maamme performed by The Polytech Choir (RealAudio) /finfo/english/maamme.html   (552 words)

 National anthem case court order challenged
Shailendra Dwivedi also said that in the Prevention of Insults to the National Honour Act of 1971, it had been stated that any obstruction during rendition of the national anthem was a 'disrespect' to the national anthem.
If a person is sitting and reading when others are standing in an attention position during the national anthem, and if it is not considered an obstruction, then other activities, too, like lying down, sleeping and eating, will not be treated as obstruction, he said.
The counsel for the Tiranga Abhiyan, a non-governmental organisation, said it would be a 'serious legal mistake' to consider a person sitting during the national anthem as not an obstruction. /news/2005/feb/05anthem.htm   (361 words)

 Embassy of Mauritania - Washington
The National Anthem is taken from a poem by Baba Ould Cheikh, a Mauritanian poet and religious leader.
It was chosen as the National Anthem in 1960 when the country declared its Independence.
Abusing the Flag in any way is a criminal offense and is punishable under the national law as it implies contempt of the state power. /anthem.htm   (206 words)

 Lithuania : National Anthem of Lithuania
The Lithuanian national anthem was composed by Dr. Vincas Kudirka.
When Lithuania became independent, the "National Hymn" was officially proclaimed the National Anthem (1919).
This song has become like a substitute National Anthem. /ramunas/Lietuva/lt_emblem_anthem.shtml   (348 words) - Lao National Anthem reference
As it was the finest playing of their national anthem they had ever heard from the 4th Jul cerebration this year at the Ambassador's residence, they asked the Embassy for the reference for this music.
I am very pround of having the finest Lao national Anthem on CD and it waas playing on the US national day for three consecutive years and listened to by more then a thousand of hornor guests, including Lao key ministers, deputy prime minister and ambassodors of many countries to Laos.
Last year, the Vietnamese Ambassador asked the US Ambassador to share with him the Lao National Anthem as they would like to play it along with the National Anthem of Vietnam of the occasion of their national day cerebration. /forum/article.php?story=20040706180101913#comments   (661 words)

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