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National Anthems

Post by Testyal » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 14:49

I've just been listening to a few national anthems, and a few of them I quite enjoyed. One of these was Israel's (Hatikva).

So, my question to you is this: What national anthems do you enjoy, or are emotionally attached to in some way? Do your connations have any?
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Solarius » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 14:53

I don't listen to national anthem's much, although I can say that I think US's is lame.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Maximillian » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 15:09

Most anthems are boring and sound much the same. I do like Hatikva just for standing out, though (and, probably, because I'm Israeli).
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Testyal » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 15:13

Oops, I forgot about the ACH board.
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Post by Ossicone » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 15:16

testyal1 wrote:Oops, I forgot about the ACH board.
No probs. [;)]

I'm hoping to hear some more interesting anthems with the Olympics coming up.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Lambuzhao » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 16:03

Hatikva is very moving, I agree with testyal1.

In fact, there is a beautiful liturgical song in Spanish that is set to Hatikva. Lemme look it
up.

:per: national anthem "Somos libres, Peruanos" is way-overplayed in Peru, but I miss hearing it and enjoy singing it absens in remota.


I actually like the :usa: "Star Spangled Banner", though I prefer verse 4. I loved to sing the alto part when I was a youth.


Why has no country claimed "Liberty Bell" by J.P. Sousa? Now THAT's national anthem music if ever I heard it!
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Re: National Anthems

Post by mich2000 » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 16:33

I really like the Polish anthem, but I'm biased since Poland is where I come from. I also like the Japanese one and the Hatikva.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Ànradh » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 16:55

The only one's I know of are America's anthem and Scotland's de facto anthem.
I'm not even sure if N. Ireland has its own or just shares the rest of the UK's!
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Re: National Anthems

Post by cybrxkhan » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 18:15

As others said, the Israeli anthem is actually pretty good for a national anthem, since it, well, actually has some emotion. Almost all the other ones are boring military marches.

A couple others that somewhat stand out to me (that is, aren't boring military marches) would be the Japanese one (de facto, I think?) (it's composed in the traditional court style of Japanese music, which itself is based off medieval Chinese/Persian music, but nobody cares about that), as well as this one country in Africa I don't remember - Botswana, I think - because it was based off a traditional song or something.

Sheesh. Enough with all the damn military marches. I mean at least get some classy ones.
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Post by Avo » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 18:22

cybrxkhan wrote:Sheesh. Enough with all the damn military marches. I mean at least get some classy ones.
I totally agree. That's why I like both the Italian and the Japanese anthems. The German one is not bad, but it's also not good either.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by hubris_incalculable » Sat 21 Jul 2012, 06:10

The Russian anthem. The Soviet one. Yes.
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Post by Maximillian » Sat 21 Jul 2012, 07:30

hubris_incalculable wrote:The Russian anthem. The Soviet one. Yes.
But without the lyrics.
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Post by hubris_incalculable » Sun 22 Jul 2012, 02:10

Maximillian wrote:
hubris_incalculable wrote:The Russian anthem. The Soviet one. Yes.
But without the lyrics.
...no...

Definitely with lyrics.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Omzinesý » Sun 22 Jul 2012, 17:57

South Africa is nice, at least in the African languages.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Torco » Thu 09 Aug 2012, 20:59

Maximillian wrote:
hubris_incalculable wrote:The Russian anthem. The Soviet one. Yes.
But without the lyrics.
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chileans think the chilean anthem is beautiful... you judge it. I find it ugly, militaristic, and screachy.

Also, I really like the Canadian one. It's mellow... nations should be mellow, they're too capable of oppression to afford to be non-mellow.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by CMunk » Fri 10 Aug 2012, 10:44

:dan: I like my country's anthem [:D]. The Royal Anthem too.
:zaf: This one has many languages, and is quite catchy.
:deu: I like this one as well.
:can: The canadian anthem is nice as well.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Torco » Fri 10 Aug 2012, 15:17

oh, yes, South Africa... o se boloke!
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correction, that anthem is best anthem... one that's about future, coexistence, diversity and peace, and not about unity, conformity and glorious blood shed for rich people's wallets.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Xing » Sun 19 Aug 2012, 20:06

Singapore and Kiribati are among my favourites.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Kiri » Sun 19 Aug 2012, 21:19

Biased? Of course. Here's Latvia

I too like the Italian one.
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Re: National Anthems

Post by Batailleur » Mon 20 Aug 2012, 01:53

My favorites are the Kazakh anthem, the Taijik anthem, the Nepalese anthem, the Russian anthem, the Bulgarian anthem, the Montenegrin anthem, and the Azerbaijani anthem. Not necessarily in that order.

The anthem of the Republic of Kalmykia is also nice.

Why do communist and post-communist states have the best anthems?
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