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Thread #89237   Message #1684082
Posted By: autolycus
03-Mar-06 - 03:42 AM
Thread Name: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
Subject: RE: Tune Add: The tops in National Anthems
I'll have to listen to my tape of many national anthems.

Meantime, I'm partial to "God Save the Queen" because , for me, it is moving, and also it fits many very British characteritics, emotional restraint, dignity, pomposity, stirringness (?), decent tunr (IMO) and a certain magnificence.

Obviously, I like the Israeli one, also quite hymn-like, great tune and possibly derived from the symphonic poem Vltava by Smetana.