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The Voice of Nations : European National Anthems and Their Authors - F. Gunther Eyck

The Voice of Nations

European National Anthems and Their Authors

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This first in-depth study of European national anthems analyzes their evolution as indicative of the culture, characteristics, and histories of the 15 different nations. Beyond these specific features, The Voice of Nations explores common themes such as the quest for liberty, independence, patriotism, national resurrection, and self-determination. The book also probes the reasons why these anthems are still in use and addresses their relevance in the era of European integration. Professor Eyck, a European-born historian, uses primary sources hitherto unavailable in this country and examines those anthems that were created spontaneously, rather than commissioned by rulers. Anthems included belong to countries that enjoyed sovereignty for either centuries or decades before 1914. Each chapter outlines the country's situation when the poem, destined to anthem status, was created; summarizes the life and work of the author; shows how and when the poem was set to music, and why it evolved into the song that became a symbol of a particular state and its people. Students, teachers, public and research libraries, and all interested in European music, history, literature, and national culture will find this gracefully written study a fascinating one.

?(This) accurate and well-written book....is recommended for all academic and large public libraries.?-Music Reference Services Quarterly

The Setting Ancien Regime Anthems The Netherlands
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe--Philip Marnix van St. Aldegonde? The United Kingdom
God Save the King (Queen)--Author unknown Denmark
Kong Christian--Johannes Ewald and Der er et yndigt land--Adam G. Oehlenschlager Resistance Anthems France
La Marseillaise--Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle Poland
Dabrowski Mazurka--Jozef Wybicki Portugal
A Portuguesa--Henrique Lopes de Mendonca Ireland
Amhran na/bh Fiann--Peadar Kearney Liberation Anthems Hungary
Himnusz--Ferenc Kolcsey Greece
Hymnos eis ten Eleutherian--Dionysios Solomos Belgium
La Brabanconne--A. Dechet (Jenneval), C. Rogier, R. Herreman Norway
Sang for Norway--Bjornstjerne Bjornson Unification Anthems Germany
Das Lied der Deutschen--August H. Hoffmann von Fallersleben Italy
Inno di Mameli--Goffredo Mameli Anthems of Contentment Sweden
Du gamla, du fria--Richard Dybeck and The Hymn--Carl A.V. Strandberg Luxembourg
Ons Hemeecht--Michel Lentz
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ISBN: 9780313293207
ISBN-10: 0313293201
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 28th February 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61