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God Save The Queen


Init was announced that the single would be re-released on 28 Maycoinciding with the 35th anniversary of the original release and the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II.

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The song could be heard during Journey Along the Thamesa two-minute film directed by Danny Boyle and played at the beginning of the Summer Olympics opening ceremonyan event opened by the queen, and held during her Diamond Jubilee. A camera traverses the route the band took in the boat the Queen Elizabethbetween Tower Bridge and Westminster, as the song plays.

On 3 NovemberAndrew Rosindella Conservative MP, argued in an early day motion for a return to the broadcasting of the national anthem named "God Save the Queen" at the end of BBC One transmissions each day The practice was dropped inostensibly due to BBC One adopting hour broadcasting by simulcasting BBC News 24 overnight, rendering closedown obsolete[30] to commemorate the Brexit vote and Britain's subsequent withdrawing from the European Union.

At the evening of the same day, BBC Two 's Newsnight programme ended its nightly broadcast with host of that night Kirsty Wark saying that they were "incredibly happy to oblige" Rosindell's request, and then played a clip of the Sex Pistols' similarly named song, much to Rosindell's discontent.

In his novel, The Place of Dead RoadsWilliam S Burroughs echoes the infamous coupling of the song when describing God Save The Queen United Kingdom with the words "God save the Queen and a fascist regime … a flabby toothless fascism, to be sure. Never go too far in any direction, is the basic law on which Limey-Land is built. The cover art gives further reference to the Sex Pistols by using the same cut-out words to form the title as the Sex Pistols' single cover.

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Consultado em 25 de junho de Discover Canada PDF. Ottawa: Queen's Printer for Canada. ISBN Queen's Printer for Canada. Wales has a single official national anthem, " Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau " Land of my Fathers while Scotland uses unofficial anthems " Scotland the Brave " was traditionally used until the s, since then, " Flower of Scotland " is more commonly usedthese anthems are used formally at state and national ceremonies as well as international sporting events such as football and rugby union matches.

The phrase "No surrender" is occasionally sung in the bridge before "Send her victorious" by England football fans at matches. Since"God Save the Queen", considered an all-inclusive anthem for Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as other countries within the Commonwealth, has been dropped from the Commonwealth Games.

Northern Irish athletes receive their gold medals to the tune of the " Londonderry Air ", popularly known as " Danny Boy ". In sports in which the UK competes as one nation, most notably as Great Britain at the Olympics"God Save the Queen" is used to represent anyone or any team that comes from the United Kingdom. The phrase "God Save the King" is much older than the song, appearing, for instance, several times in the King James Bible. Long live the King! May the King live for ever, Amen", has been sung at every coronation since that of King Edgar in It is sometimes claimed that, ironically, the song was originally sung in support of the Jacobite cause: the word "send" in the line "Send him victorious" could imply that the king was absent.

However, the Oxford English Dictionary cites examples of "[God] send a person safe, victorious, etc. There are also examples of early 18th-century drinking glasses which are inscribed with a version of the words and were apparently intended for drinking the health of King James II and VII.

Scholes acknowledges these possibilities but argues that the same words were probably being used by both Jacobite and Hanoverian supporters and directed at their respective kings. God save our gracious Queen! Long live our noble Queen! God save the Queen! Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen! Thy choicest gifts in store, On her be pleased to pour; Long may she reign: May she defend our laws, And ever give us cause, To sing with heart and voice, God save the Queen!

There is no definitive version of the lyrics. The same version with verse two omitted appears in publications including Scouting for Boys[31] and on the British Monarchy website.

According to Alan Michie's Rule, Britanniawhich was published inafter the death of King George VI but before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth IIwhen the first General Assembly of the United Nations was held in London in January the King, in honour of the occasion, "ordered the belligerent imperious second stanza of 'God Save the King' to be rewritten to bring it more into the spirit of the brotherhood of nations. In the UK, the first verse is typically sung alone, even on official occasions, although the third verse is sometimes sung in addition on certain occasions such as during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics and Summer Paralympicsand usually at the Last Night of the Proms.

The standard version of the melody and its key of G major are still those of the originally published version, although the start of the anthem is often signalled by an introductory timpani roll of two bars length. The bass line of the standard version differs little from the second voice part shown in the original, and there is a standard version in four-part harmony for choirs. The first three lines six bars of music are soft, ending with a short crescendo into "Send her victorious", and then is another crescendo at "over us:" into the final words "God save the Queen".

Sincethe anthem is sometimes preceded by a fanfare composed by Gordon Jacob for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. There have been several attempts to rewrite the words. In the nineteenth century there was some lively debate about the national anthem as verse two was considered by some to be slightly offensive in its use of the phrase "scatter her enemies. Sydney G. Coles wrote a completely new version, as did Canon F.

In William Hickson wrote an alternative version, of which the first, third, and fourth verses gained some currency when they were appended to the National Anthem in the English Hymnal. The fourth "Hickson" verse was sung after the traditional first verse at the Queen's Golden Jubilee National Service of Thanksgiving inand during the raising of the Union Flag during the Summer Olympics closing ceremonyin which London took the baton from Beijing to host the Summer Olympics.

God bless our native land! May Heav'n's protecting hand Still guard our shore: May peace her power extend, Foe be transformed to friend, And Britain's rights depend On war no more. O Lord, our monarch bless With strength and righteousness: Long may she reign: Her heart inspire and move God Save The Queen wisdom from above; And in a nation's love Her throne maintain. May just and righteous laws Uphold the public cause, And bless our Isle: Home of the brave and free, Thou land of Liberty, We pray that still on thee Kind Heav'n may smile.

Not in this land alone, But be God's mercies known From shore to shore: Lord make the nations see That men should brothers be, And form one family The wide world o'er. A four-part harmony setting was then made by Frederick Bridgeand published by Novello. The Musical Times commented: "There are some conservative minds who may regret the banishment of the 'knavish tricks' and aggressive spirit of the discarded verse, but it must be admitted that Dean Hole's lines are more consonant with the sentiment of modern Christianity.

If we go about pleading for peace, other nations will get it into their heads that we are afraid of fighting. A less militaristic version of the song, titled "Official peace version, ", was first published in the hymn book Songs of Praise in God save The Queen! Send her victorious Happy and glorious Long to reign over us God save the Queen! One realm of races four Blest more and ever more God save our land! Home of the brave and free Set in the silver sea True nurse of chivalry God save our land!

Of many a race and birth From utmost ends of earth God save us all! Bid strife and hatred cease Bid hope and joy increase Spread universal peace God save us all! Aroundanti- Jacobite sentiment was captured in a verse appended to the song, with a prayer for the success of Field Marshal George Wade 's army then assembling at Newcastle.

These words attained some short-term use, although they did not appear in the published version in the October Gentleman's Magazine. This verse was first documented as an occasional addition to the original anthem by Richard Clark in[41] and was also mentioned in a later article on the song, published by the Gentleman's Magazine in October Therein, it is presented as an "additional verse Lord, grant that Marshal Wade, May by thy mighty aid, Victory bring.

May he sedition hush, and like a torrent rush, Rebellious Scots to crush, God save the King. The article and other sources make it clear that this verse was not used soon afterand certainly before the song became accepted as the British national anthem in the s and s.

On the opposing side, Jacobite beliefs were demonstrated in an alternative verse used during the same period: [45]. In Mayfollowing an attempt to assassinate King George III at London's Drury Lane theatre, playwright Richard Sheridan immediately composed an additional verse, which was sung from the stage the same night: [46] [47].

Various other attempts were made during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to add verses to commemorate particular royal or national events. For example, according to Fitzroy Maclean, when Jacobite forces bypassed Wade's force and reached Derbybut then retreated and when their garrison at Carlisle Castle surrendered to a second government army led by King George's son, the Duke of Cumberlandanother verse was added. Dent: [49]. However, none of these additional verses survived into the twentieth century.

A version from composed by the American republican and French citizen Joel Barlow [53] celebrated the power of the guillotine to liberate: [54] [55].

The style most commonly heard in official performances was proposed as the "proper interpretation" by King George Vwho considered himself something of an expert in view of the number of times he had heard it.

An Army Order was duly issued inwhich laid down regulations for tempo, dynamics and orchestration. This included instructions such as that the opening "six bars will be played quietly by the reed band with God Save The Queen and basses in a single phrase. Cornets and side-drum are to be added at the little scale-passage leading into the second half of the tune, and the full brass enters for the last eight bars". The official tempo for the opening section is a metronome setting of 60, with the second part played in a broader manner, at a metronome setting of Until the latter part of the 20th century, theatre and concert goers were expected to stand while the anthem was played after the conclusion of a show.

In cinemas this brought a tendency for audiences to rush out while the end credits played to avoid this formality. The tradition is carried on, however, by BBC Radio 4which plays the anthem each night as a transition piece between the end of the Radio 4 broadcasting and the move to BBC World Service. The UK's national anthem usually prefaces The Queen's Christmas Message although in it appeared at the end, taken from a recording of the television broadcastand important royal announcements, such as of royal deaths, when it is played in a slower, sombre arrangement.

Frequently, when an anthem is needed for one of the constituent countries of the United Kingdom — at an international sporting event, for instance — an alternative song is used:. In April there was an early day motionnumberto the British Parliament to propose that there should be a separate England anthem: "That this House Throughout the Empire's evolution into the Commonwealth of Nationsthe song declined in use in most states which became independent.

In New Zealand, it remains one of the official national anthems. The same proclamation made " Advance Australia Fair " the national anthem and the basis for the "Vice-Regal Salute" the first four and last two bars of the anthem. Prior to"God Save the Queen" was the national anthem of Australia. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson in said one song would have to be chosen as the country's national anthem and, three years later, he advised Governor General Georges Vanier to appoint the Special Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Commons on the National and Royal Anthems.

Within two months, on 12 Aprilthe committee presented its conclusion that "God Save the Queen", whose music and lyrics were found to be in the public domain[87] should be designated as the Royal Anthem of Canada and "O Canada" as the national anthem, one God Save The Queen from each, in both official languagesto be adopted by parliament.

The group was then charged with establishing official lyrics for each song; for "God Save the Queen", the English words were those inherited from the United Kingdom and the French words were God Save The Queen from those that had been adopted in for the coronation of Elizabeth II.

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces regulates that "God Save the Queen" be played as a salute to the monarch and other members of the Canadian Royal Family[88] though it may also be used as a hymn, or prayer.

The words are not to be sung when the song is played as a military royal salute and is abbreviated to the first three lines while arms are being presented.

Brown be used in Canada. The authorised version to be played by pipe bands is God Save The Queen. The first verse of "God Save the Queen" has been translated into French, [89] as shown below:. There is a special Canadian verse in English which was once commonly sung in addition to the two standing verses: [86]. Its use case and popular version is generally similar to how it is used in the United Kingdom.

The meaning is broadly similar to the first paragraph of the English version, except for the first two lines which say "God save our Duchess" and "Long live our Duchess".

There is a special New Zealand verse in English which was once commonly sung to replace the second and third verses: [95]. When Rhodesia issued its Unilateral Declaration of Independence from the UK on 11 Novemberit did so while still maintaining loyalty to Queen Elizabeth II as the Rhodesian head of state, despite the non-recognition of the Rhodesian government by the United Kingdom and the United Nations; [96] "God Save the Queen" therefore remained the Rhodesian national anthem.

This was supposed to demonstrate the continued allegiance of the Rhodesian people to the monarch, but the retention in Rhodesia of a song so associated with the UK while the two countries were at loggerheads regarding its constitutional status caused Rhodesian state occasions to have "a faintly ironic tone", in the words of The Times. Nevertheless, "God Save the Queen" remained Rhodesia's national anthem until Marchwhen the country formally declared itself a republic.

The melody is still used for the national anthem of Liechtenstein, and was used by Switzerland for its own anthem until In the 19th Century it was also used by the German states of Prussia, Saxony and Bavaria, and was adopted as anthem of the German Empire from to Greece adopted the melody as its national anthem during the autocratic rule of Otto r. The UK's anthem has also been used by Hong Kong protesters demonstrating outside the British consulate-general to plead for British intervention to help their cause.

About composers have used the tune in their compositions. Ludwig van Beethoven composed a set of seven piano variations in the key of C major to the theme of "God Save the King", catalogued as WoO. He also quotes it in his orchestral work Wellington's Victory. Clementi paid a high tribute to his adopted homeland the United Kingdom where he grew up and stayed most of his lifetime. He based the Symphony about — on "God Save the King", which is hinted at earlier in the work, not least in the second movement, and announced by the trombones in the finale.

Johann Christian Bach composed a set of variations on "God Save the King" for the finale to his sixth keyboard concerto Op. It became the anthem of the Austrian Empire after the end of the Holy Roman Empire with revised lyrics, its tune ultimately being used for the German national anthem. Franz Liszt wrote a piano paraphrase on the anthem S.

Siegfried August Mahlmann in the early 19th century wrote alternate lyrics to adapt the hymn for the Kingdom of Saxonyas "Gott segne Sachsenland" "God Bless Saxony". Christian Heinrich Rinck wrote two sets of variations on the anthem: the last movement of his Piano Trio Op.

Heinrich Marschner used the anthem in his "Grande Ouverture solenne", op. Gaetano Donizetti used this anthem in his opera " Roberto Devereux ". Joachim Raff used this anthem in his Jubelouverture, Opus dedicated to Adolf, Herzog von Nassau, on the 25th anniversary of his reign. Gioachino Rossini used this anthem in the last scene of his " Il viaggio a Reims ", when all the characters, coming from many different European countries, sing a song which recalls their own homeland.

Samuel Ramey used to interpolate a spectacular virtuoso cadenza at the end of the song. Fernando Sor used the anthem in his 12 Studies, Op.

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