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    Default The best national anthem in your opinon?

    IMO there's no question about it. It is:

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    For me, the best anthem is Netherland's:



    Russia's national anthem comes close:

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    I like ours - 'God save the Queen' - the best. I used to think it was very mundane, & sprint out of cinemas to avoid it when I was young & callow. But I appreciate its solemn and stirring qualities now.

    However, I do like the 'Marseillaise'. Not the words - they're horribly bloody - but the tune can't help but be rousing. Who can forget 'Casablanca'?



    I like 'The Star-Spangled Banner' too, and especially the respectful way that Americans sing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ingenue View Post
    Who can forget 'Casablanca'?


    Equally, who can forget 'Allo 'Allo?


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    This was one of the South African National Anthems until 1997.



    Unusually, it modulates and ends in a different key
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    I'm one of the Americans that actually likes our national anthem (too hard to sing? cry me a river), but I think the best national anthem is that of the Russian Federation.

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    There is something about national anthems - I suppose only a tune with the potential to stir would be chosen.

    Anyway, here is a short burst of red-white-and-blue!

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    I like Canada's tune, not so much the lyrics. I also like 'America The Beautiful", but of course we're using something else.
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    My favourite is the Deutschlandlied (by Haydn).

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    I am quite fond of "The Star-spangled Banner."

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    I like O Canada ;-) Actually, while Das Lied der Deutschen used to make me cringe, just a little, I have come to really love it, since I accidentally discovered it in it's original form by Haydn, String Quartet 62, when I bought the Takáks Quartet Op. 76 set about a year ago.
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    So far, I think my favorite is the Le Marseillaise. It's also one of the longest...does anyone know of a longer anthem?

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    Greece has the longest national anthem in the world. It has 158 stanzas, written by the poet Dionysios Solomos (although the cut-down version is shorter than Uruguay’s, which is more than five minutes long).
    Music begins where words leave off. Music expresses the inexpressible.

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    My favourite is the Italian. And best sung by thousands of ecstatic Ferrari fans, after a Ferrari win at Monza.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterreisender View Post
    My favourite is the Deutschlandlied (by Haydn).
    If it was written by the same man as Die Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, it is bound to be good. I never understood why on Earth they would decide to cut it down to one third of the original.

    I really like the Swedish one too.



    And the Star-Spangled Banner. But "God Bless America" would be a better one, I think.
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