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RoyalProtocol 03-29-2009 06:30 PM

The National Anthem
 
Lets post videos of The National Anthem with members of the Royal Family.

Here is one to begin watch from 1:20

YouTube - Ulster Television Closedown - 1982

RoyalProtocol 03-29-2009 06:32 PM

From The Queen's Golden Jubilee

YouTube - God Save the Queen Sing-A-Long

RoyalProtocol 03-29-2009 06:33 PM

The Golden Jubilee Balcony Appearance

YouTube - Golden Jubilee - 2 Appearances By The Queen

RoyalProtocol 03-29-2009 06:41 PM

Collage of photographs

YouTube - National Anthem

RoyalProtocol 03-29-2009 06:42 PM

The BBC Announce Diana's Death

YouTube - Princess Diana BBC Announce her death

iowabelle 03-29-2009 08:14 PM

I enjoyed the recent critique of national anthems in the comic strip "Get Fuzzy."

If you haven't seen it, the dog, Satchell, says "I found the words to England's national anthem, to be honest, its benevolence is quite ... well... specific."

Satchell continues reading the anthem: "God save our gracious queen, Long live our noble queen, God save the queen... um... God save the queen... Blah, blah, blah. God save the queen... Choicest gifts in store On her be pleased to pour... Yadda, yadda, yadds, God save the queen."

Satchell again: "Not much in there for Joe Sixpint, really. At least it says she's gracious."

Bucky Cat replies: "Nope. I think she's Scottish."

Of course, Bucky's critique of the French national anthem is great. He says France is the country you least want to invade (the hallmark of a truly great national anthem) because its national anthem is the most bloodthirsty.

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 04:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iowabelle (Post 915153)
I enjoyed the recent critique of national anthems in the comic strip "Get Fuzzy."

If you haven't seen it, the dog, Satchell, says "I found the words to England's national anthem, to be honest, its benevolence is quite ... well... specific."

Satchell continues reading the anthem: "God save our gracious queen, Long live our noble queen, God save the queen... um... God save the queen... Blah, blah, blah. God save the queen... Choicest gifts in store On her be pleased to pour... Yadda, yadda, yadds, God save the queen."

Satchell again: "Not much in there for Joe Sixpint, really. At least it says she's gracious."

Bucky Cat replies: "Nope. I think she's Scottish."

Of course, Bucky's critique of the French national anthem is great. He says France is the country you least want to invade (the hallmark of a truly great national anthem) because its national anthem is the most bloodthirsty.


This sounds most amusing Iowabelle.

To everyone: How often do we sing the National Anthem (for those of us who live here in the UK)?

I'm quite invloved in BB and attend quite a few Royal events so I sing it at least once a month at official type things> However is this much more than everyone else?

When and where do you hear and sing the National Anthem?

And for all our commonwealth members- do you ever hear God Save The Queen played at official functions or is it always your own National Anthem?

Thanks!!!!!

Marengo 03-30-2009 04:59 AM

Since the Prussian king/German emperor and the Norwegian king used/is using the anthem as their personal tune, I was wondering where the melody comes from? Does anybody know?

The Emperor's hymn:


Text:

1. Heil dir im Siegerkranz, Herrscher des Vaterlands! Heil, Kaiser, dir! I: Fhl in des Thrones Glanz Die hohe Wonne ganz, Liebling des Volks zu sein! Heil Kaiser, dir! :I

2. Nicht Ro, nicht Reisige Sichern die steile Hh', Wo Frsten steh'n: I:Liebe des Vaterlands, Liebe des freien Manns Grnden den Herrscherthron Wie Fels im Meer.:I

3. Heilige Flamme, glh', Glh' und erlsche nie Frs Vaterland! I:Wir alle stehen dann Mutig fr einen Mann Kmpfen und bluten gern Fr Thron und Reich!:I

4. Handel und Wissenschaft Heben mit Mut und Kraft Ihr Haupt empor! I:Krieger- und Heldentat Finden ihr Lorbeerblatt Treu aufgehoben dort, An deinem Thron!:I

5. Dauernder stets zu blh'n Weh' unsre Flagge khn Auf hoher See! I:Wie so stolz und hehr Wirft ber Land und Meer Weithin der deutsche Aar Flammenden Blick.:I

6. Sei, Kaiser Wilhelm, hier Lang' deines Volkes Zier, Der Menschheit Stolz! I:Fhl' in des Thrones Glanz, Die hohe Wonne ganz, Liebling des Volks zu sein! Heil, Kaiser, dir!:I


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The Norwegian version:

YouTube - Norwegian Royal Anthem

Skydragon 03-30-2009 05:02 AM

A new 'song for England' which could be used to replace the National Anthem has been criticised as being 'banal'

BBC's 'banal' new national anthem for England gets a panning | Mail Online

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 915265)
Since the Prussian king/German emperor and the Norwegian king used/is using the anthem as their personal tune, I was wondering where the melody comes from? Does anybody know?

The Tune was first performed at the Theatre Royal on Dury Lane in c. 1745. It was originally called "God Save our Lord the King" it was very popular and was soon sung every time the King appeared in public

Other countries including Norway and several German states adapted the tune to fit their words to form a Royal Anthem.

The tune is also used in the USA for "My country tis of thee".

It is also the Tune for "Up on the young Rhine" the National Anthem of Liechtenstein

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 915266)
A new 'song for England' which could be used to replace the National Anthem has been criticised as being 'banal'

BBC's 'banal' new national anthem for England gets a panning | Mail Online

How dreadful, I don't like it one bit- I think God Save The Queen has much more meaning and if it is to be replaced by HM Government then The Queen must be retained as The Royal Anthem and in that case I suspect most people would contine to use it as the national anthem anyway!

Skydragon 03-30-2009 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 915265)
Since the Prussian king/German emperor and the Norwegian king used/is using the anthem as their personal tune, I was wondering where the melody comes from? Does anybody know?

The Emperor's hymn:

Many scholars believe it was written by Henry Purcell, but I don't think most people really know.
Quote:

The origin of both the words and the music is obscure. The many candidates for authorship include John Bull (c. 1562–1628), Thomas Ravenscroft (c. 1583–c. 1633), Henry Purcell (c. 1639–95), and Henry Carey (c. 1687–1743). The earliest copy of the words appeared in Gentleman’s Magazine in 1745; the tune appeared about the same time in an anthology, Thesaurus Musicus—in both instances without attribution.
https://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/...Save-the-Queen

Marengo 03-30-2009 05:12 AM

Thanks RP, curious that in WWI the troops might vhave sung the same anthem (though the Prussians did have a national one too of course)!

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Now do Wales and Scotland have an anthem, which might have made some English to start for themselves too?

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marengo (Post 915272)
Thanks RP, curious that in WWI the troops might vhave sung the same anthem (though the Prussians did have a national one too of course)!

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Now do Wales and Scotland have an anthem, which might have made some English to start for themselves too?

I know it is strange, but Ithink it was more a Royal Anthem so perhaps they used the National one to ensure the difference.

The UK all use GSTQ, however for sporting events etc. Scotland use "O Flower of Scotland" and Wales "Land of My Fathers". However for state, official, most social and Church occasion God Save The Queen is palyed and certainly at any Royal events in Scotland or Wales it is GSTQ

Skydragon 03-30-2009 05:28 AM

The Scottish Anthem is Scotland the Brave.

Marengo 03-30-2009 05:33 AM

'True, on youtube they have some clips called 'preussenlied/ national anthem of prussia, but they use the same melody as the heil-dir-im-siegerkranz/god save the king: YouTube - NATIONAL ANTHEM OF KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA

However it seems they copied the wrong meoldy, this is the real preussenlied:

Das Preussenlied [V2] - LiveVideo.com

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Anyway, the tune is a very popular one at least :). Also used for a song from Liechtenstein: Oben am junge Rheine and Switzerland: Rufst du mein Vaterland, I believe.

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 915278)
The Scottish Anthem is Scotland the Brave.

I'm almost certain O Flower of Scotland is used as well and mayby even more often as Scotland the Brave

Skydragon 03-30-2009 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RoyalProtocol (Post 915294)
I'm almost certain O Flower of Scotland is used as well and mayby even more often as Scotland the Brave

Flower of Scotland is used at sporting fixtures, Scotland the Brave is still the official Scottish Anthem, although there have been talks to try to alter it.:flowers: If asked to vote on it, I don't know which I would choose.

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skydragon (Post 915307)
Flower of Scotland is used at sporting fixtures, Scotland the Brave is still the official Scottish Anthem, although there have been talks to try to alter it.:flowers: If asked to vote on it, I don't know which I would choose.

If I had to vote I think I'd go for Scotland The Brave, a much catchier tune, but there a so many better Scottish songs which I could think of. Still I do like GSTQ and always like it at more official functions!

PrincessofEurope 03-30-2009 09:17 AM

i think it would be better if at sporting occassion England used either Land of Hope and Glory (or Jersualem) but save God Save the Queen for official/state occasions or when all 4 countries of the UK come together as one ie Olympics

At the commonwealth games england use land of hope and glory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXpAuuc8550


The atmosphere at any Scottish game when they sing Flower of Scotland is great
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA6cnXFiE6I


Again there is nothing like the Welsh singing their national anthem
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wRRY8eDMSY

You wouldnt get the same atmopshere and emotion if you used God save the Queen for these sporting occasions

Singing of God save the Queen at Twickenham 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1a_bv...eature=related

PrincessofEurope 03-30-2009 10:23 AM

Al Murray in his Pub landlord show does a piece about how great God save the Queen is compared to other national anthems - you can find it on you tube under Al Murray national anthems as i wont post it directly here because it could be taken as quite offensive and rude to other nations (and i would probably get banned so if you want to hear it look it up) - im not a fan of Al Murray as i dont find him that funny

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:22 PM

Signoff from the 1940s

YouTube - GOD SAVE THE KING. Programme sign-off, British Empire

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:23 PM

The National Anthem (Both verses) in a lovely setting at Charles and Diana's Wedding in 1981
YouTube - One of the Best Versions of National Anthem

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:24 PM

The Norwegian Royal Anthem

YouTube - Royal and National anthems of Norway, Royal Palace, May 17th

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:27 PM

Dame Juile Andres sings God Save The King

YouTube - 12-year old Julie Andrews sings national anthem

RoyalProtocol 03-30-2009 05:31 PM

The Christmas Broadcast 2008 begins with The National Anthem

YouTube - The Queen s Christmas Speech 2008

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 04:39 PM

The Royal Variety Performance

YouTube - National Anthem - 2004 Royal Variety Show (with Girls Aloud)

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 04:41 PM

The Cenotaph watch from 2.20

YouTube - Remembrance Sunday - God save the Queen

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 04:42 PM

Watch from 2.45 here at the festival of remembrance

YouTube - Service, Benediction, National Anthem - Festival of Remembrance 2008

Here is the first anthem at the festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ocO2teRyk

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 04:50 PM

God Save The Queen and God Defend New Zealand YouTube - Hayley Westenra sings national anthem NZ Memorial Dedication

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 04:57 PM

Canadian TV Signoff
YouTube - CFTO Toronto sign-off 1984

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 05:02 PM

Another Canadian Signoff with a lovely sequence of Her Majesty in Canada in th early 1980s (towards the end of the video)

YouTube - CFTO-TV Ch.9 Toronto ON Signoff from 1991

PrincessofEurope 03-31-2009 05:50 PM

YouTube - God Save The Queen (Live at Wembley 1986) [Queen] Queen 1986


YouTube - god save the queen Brian May 2002 Party at the Palace

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 06:01 PM

Brian May's unconventional Anthem is great, though hard to sing along with! It was great to see him live on the roof of BP was wonderful!

PrincessofEurope 03-31-2009 06:02 PM

some of the best singing happens at the last night of the proms
YouTube - God Save the Queen. Concluding BBC Proms 2008 at the Royal Albert Hall.


a bit of a random one - an F1 car's engine doing God save the queen (from about 0.20)
YouTube - Renault R25 Formula One singing engine

possibly the worst version i have ever heard of an artist singing the national anthem - Joss Stone tries to do a soul version and it is dire
YouTube - Joss Stone - The National Anthem

PrincessofEurope 03-31-2009 06:05 PM

Nice collection of pictures of the royal family with this version
(RP this would be a good addition to your royal talk for the end of the evening if you had speakers)
YouTube - God Save The Queen, Rule Britannia and Land of hope and glory.

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 06:05 PM

The Proms always has a great a rendition of The National Anthem, though in Belfast they leave the coverage at prom in the park before the Anthem so as not to "offend".

Joss Stone- never try and do a soul version it's quite pathetic and frankly an affront!

RoyalProtocol 03-31-2009 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrincessofEurope (Post 916175)
Nice collection of pictures of the royal family with this version
(RP this would be a good addition to your royal talk for the end of the evening if you had speakers)

Great Pictures, It would be a good addition but they might be a bit shocked and I wouldn't want to upstage their Countrywomans Song:rofl:

PrincessofEurope 03-31-2009 06:34 PM

Diana's funeral - starts from about 5mins
YouTube - Princess Diana's Funeral Part 13: The Service Begins


Queen Mother's funeral - starts from 5.25
YouTube - The Queen Mother's State Funeral (8 of 10)

BBC1 announces Queen Mother's death
YouTube - bbc news 2002

iowabelle 04-02-2009 05:30 PM

I have to admit The Star Spangled Banner is not a great national anthem IMO. First, too hard to sing (that's what you get from borrowing a song from another country!). And the lyrics are less inspirational than other patriotic songs we have (America the Beautiful is gorgeous IMO). Although, if you're using my Get Fuzzy Standard, it does talk about bombs.

Back in the dark ages when I lived in Canada, I remember singing it every day with O Canada. But Americans don't seem to sing ours very often, except for sporting events, and I bet most of us don't know the words...

Nico 04-02-2009 07:00 PM

God save the Queen at the beginning...the Marseillaise at the end...

YouTube - The Queen's speech at the French State Banquet

BeatrixFan 04-02-2009 07:53 PM

I think we need a new tune. The one we've currently got is a bit of a dirge. What about "God Save the Queen" to the tune of "Never do a tango with an eskimo?"

Roslyn 04-02-2009 08:27 PM

:previous:

Oh my! :rofl:

BeatrixFan, I owe you, Alma Cogan and YouTube a big thank-you for brightening this dull, wet, autumn day. :clap:

RoyalProtocol 04-10-2009 04:59 PM

God Save The King from VE Day 1945

YouTube - God Save The King recorded 1945-05-08

RoyalProtocol 04-24-2009 03:35 PM

Hong Kong Television closes down
YouTube - [經典回憶] 1982年 - 亞視英文台收台片段 (英女皇 + 英國國*)

eya 03-06-2016 06:05 AM

God Save the Queen to stay after rugby and soccer chiefs kill off new anthem plan | Daily Mail Online

ROYAL NORWAY 04-01-2016 04:25 PM

Consider the date:
EastEnders theme tune to become UKs new national anthem Royal Central
Quote:

It has been announced this morning that the UK national anthem God Save The Queen will be scrapped next year and replaced with the EastEnders theme tune.

Biri 04-01-2016 04:56 PM

Good joke!

HereditaryPrincess 04-01-2016 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ROYAL NORWAY (Post 1876260)

For a second I thought "are they being serious?" and then I read the top half of your post :tongue: I've been fooled quite a lot today, haha.


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