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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby johnklepac » 2013-07-21, 6:00

I like a band-backed version of the Star-Spangled Banner, not any of that acapella, free-time crap they have guests for at baseball games. I also like the South African, Australian, and Scottish anthems.

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Re: Favourite anthems

Postby MillMaths » 2013-08-22, 8:33

Kde domov můj? (“Where is my home?”) – Czech national anthem.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPTwOZWnm6E

The tune is quoted by Antonín Dvořák in his overture Domov můj (“My Home”).

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby atman » 2013-09-10, 15:46

Well, I like many anthems, but if I have to pick my favorites...

Argentina
Italy
Brazil
Portugal
Czech Republic
Georgia (Taviiiiisupleba dghes chveeeeni....)
Armenia (Mer Hayrenik’, azat ankakh...)
Poland (Marsz, marsz, Dabrowski...)

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Ciarán12 » 2013-10-06, 20:48

I love the Irish national anthem, but not for objective reasons. Well, I mean, what anthems I like are not based on "objectivity" anyway, but I'm biased towords my own country's anthem in a way that is unfair, so I won't compare it against the others.

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Re: Favourite anthems

Postby MillMaths » 2013-10-07, 16:00

Fratelli d’Italia,
L’Italia s’è desta,
Dell’elmo di Scipio
S’è cinta la testa.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-11-13, 1:02

1+-year-bump. I think my favorite anthem is probably the Bangladeshi one, but some of my favorite songs to listen to (especially in winter) are former SSR anthems from countries along the Silk Road. Sometimes I like the current anthems as well, but sometimes I prefer the SSR ones. For example, I like the anthem of the Azerbaijan SSR much more than the current one.

Here's a video of that anthem, specifically the version used from 1978 to 1992, by which time Azerbaijan officially became independent. The lyrics can be found in Cyrillic script in the captions, but here, you can also find the lyrics in Latin script as well as a translation into English:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCT-8kW_Vrc
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Koko » 2014-11-14, 6:57

Italian, German, Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, maybe another, but these are all I can think of. Coincidentally, they are the anthems sung in the languages I find most beautiful. There is no particular order of these anthems I love so.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-11-19, 8:17

After Kazakhstan gained its independence from the Soviet Union, the tune of the Soviet anthem was kept, but the lyrics were changed. I am familiar with this post-Soviet anthem, which was used until 2006, and like it. However, in 2006, the national anthem was changed to "Менің Қазақстаным" (Meniñ Qazaqstanım "My Kazakhstan"). At first, I wasn't all that impressed by the tune, but years later, I heard a vocal version (I think it's the same one I'm including in this post); I like that version a lot more, and it's definitely helped me appreciate this new anthem, too. :)

So here's the old anthem. It's just called Қазақстан Республикасының Мемлекеттік Әнұраны Qazaqstan Respwblïkasınıñ memlekettik änuranı 'National Anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CC9SOxGz0Q
Lyrics (with transliteration and English translation): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthem_of ... Kazakhstan

And here's the new one. The lyrics are in the video but only in Cyrillic script, so I've provided another link that also has them transliterated into Roman script and translated to English:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxR-OKjhGDg
Lyrics with transliteration and English translation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meni%C3%B ... tan%C4%B1m
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby language student » 2014-11-19, 8:23

May I suggest a non national anthem, but still an anthem? (Apologies to the rest of the calcio fans out there!)

This one is fun to sing :lol:

Inno Fiorentina


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXeV0GW3qts

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-11-20, 1:19

Eh, I think that's fine. SSR anthems weren't national anthems anyway. :P

Speaking of SSR anthems, I found a video of the anthem of the Turkmen SSR (with the recording I was looking for). Somewhat oddly, the lyrics in Roman script and a translation into English can both be found in the video, but the lyrics in Cyrillic script are not there. Oh well, at least there's this video, which has only the lyrics in Cyrillic script in the description:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVD6LgsvFZM
I love both that and the current anthem of Turkmenistan (and the version of that anthem that was used just before it, which is only slightly different, really), which has a completely different tune. I think both of these anthems are supposed to be fairly unusual and reminiscent of Turkmen music as a whole. Here's a video of the current anthem with the lyrics in the official writing system for Turkmen, which is based on Latin script:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X1jf6Ix2yQ
A translation of the lyrics can be found alongside the original lyrics here.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby loqu » 2014-11-20, 1:43

Vijayjohn, you're wrong! Kazakhstan's national anthem is Living la vida loca by Ricky Martin. Here's the evidence:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65sJCET54CQ

:lol:
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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-11-20, 5:06

Well, at least it has a bit of the current anthem in it and is more original than the Borat anthem! :lol:

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-03, 23:35

"Death or Freedom" is the Chechen separatist anthem. All of the writing in the video is in Turkish, while the anthem itself is in Chechen. I'm not really sure how to translate the poem in the beginning, but I'm pretty sure it's a reference to Shamil Basayev. What comes after that is a proclamation that I've attempted to translate as follows:
"Everything falls: a leader falls, a life falls, a flower falls, but a flag, a nation does not fall..."
Then comes the national anthem, with the Turkish words for "Chechen National March" at the bottom of the video, and it ends with "May God the Exalted (I'm not sure whether this is the best way to translate Allahü teâlâ or not) be our supporter..."

It sounds very much like traditional Caucasian music, complete with polyphony:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxyq2N7eV-Q
Lyrics (in Latin and Cyrillic scripts, with translations into Russian, English, and Arabic): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthem_of ... f_Ichkeria

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby Ludwig Whitby » 2014-12-04, 10:14

vijayjohn wrote:"Death or Freedom" is the Chechen separatist anthem. All of the writing in the video is in Turkish, while the anthem itself is in Chechen. I'm not really sure how to translate the poem in the beginning, but I'm pretty sure it's a reference to Shamil Basayev.

Could it be this Shamil?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imam_Shamil

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-04, 17:03

Oh yeah, maybe. :lol: I find it kind of interesting that they chose to reference the leader of an independence movement that apparently had nothing to do with Chechnya and everything to do with Dagestan, which they invaded.

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-07, 9:47

Earlier today, I thought of the national anthem of Uzbekistan for some weird reason, so I decided I might as well post it here. :lol: It has the same tune as the anthem of the Uzbek SSR (but different lyrics, of course), so I'm not going to bother with posting the SSR anthem this time. I actually like some of the other Central Asian anthems more, but I used to like this one a lot before I discovered those other ones:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5DxEnOtsdM

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-12-21, 20:55

Just a few days ago, I discovered the anthem of the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (a.k.a. North Ossetia), which is in Russia (but the lyrics are in Ossetian). It was adopted by the local Parliament ten years ago. I kind of like it, actually! :D Here's a YouTube clip of that anthem; the video description has the lyrics in Ossetian along with an English translation:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX2uvxXChiM

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Re: Favourite Anthems

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Re: Favourite Anthems

Postby TeneReef » 2014-12-22, 17:05

My favorite is the anthem of Istria:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vf-MA49t-A
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