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UK Anthems
Anthems: Titles
European Anthems
US Anthems
Hymn Tunes
Hymn Titles
Lyricists and Composers

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Anthems and Hymns

UK Anthems

Originally the finale to Elgar's Coronation Ode (written for the coronation of Edward VII, to words by A. C. Benson) – using a tune from Pomp & Circumstance March No. 1 Click to show or hide the answer
Words and music written 1966 by Roy Williamson of The Corries Click to show or hide the answer
Battle commemorated in Flower of Scotland (not Flodden Field) Click to show or hide the answer
Chosen in a poll to be used as the English anthem in the 2010 Commonwealth Games Click to show or hide the answer
English anthem at Commonwealth Games prior to 2010 Click to show or hide the answer
Played for Northern Ireland winners at the Commonwealth Games Click to show or hide the answer
Commemorates the 7–year Yorkist siege of a Lancastrian stronghold during the Wars of the Roses (1461–8); featured prominently in the 1964 film Zulu Click to show or hide the answer
Negro spiritual used as the "anthem" of England rugby fans Click to show or hide the answer
First performed at the Drury Lane Theatre, 28 September 1745 Click to show or hide the answer
Composer of the British national anthem (probably) Click to show or hide the answer

Anthems: Titles

Australian national anthem Click to show or hide the answer
Canadian national anthem Click to show or hide the answer
Anthem of the European Union – an extract from Beethoven's 9th (Choral) symphony Click to show or hide the answer
Socialist anthem sung to the tune of the German carol O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) Click to show or hide the answer
Official anthem of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, from the Bolshevik Revolution until 1944 Click to show or hide the answer

European Anthems

The Brabançonne is the national anthem of Click to show or hide the answer
"King Christian stood by the lofty mast" is the first line of National Anthem of Click to show or hide the answer
The Soldier's Song is the national anthem of Click to show or hide the answer
The Mameli Hymn is the national anthem of Click to show or hide the answer
National anthem with the oldest words (dating to the 9th century, although the current tune dates only to 1800 and it wasn't officially adopted until 1999) Click to show or hide the answer
National anthem with the same tune as God Save the King/Queen Click to show or hide the answer
(The) Wilhelmus (said to be the oldest national anthem in the world) Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
The Marcha Real is the wordless national anthem of Click to show or hide the answer
National anthem used the same tune as God Save the Queen, until 1981 Click to show or hide the answer

German national anthem: music by Click to show or hide the answer
French national anthem: words and music Click to show or hide the answer

US Anthems

The Star–spangled Banner (US national anthem): words and music Click to show or hide the answer
Americans sing "My country 'tis of thee" to the tune of Click to show or hide the answer
Written during the siege of Fort McHenry (Baltimore) by the British, in 1814; set to the tune (written by John Stafford Smith) of a drinking song written in the 18th century for an English gentlemen's club Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
'Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord' (written in 1861 by Julia Ward Howe to the tune of the folk hymn John Brown's Body – which included the Glory, Glory Hallelujah chorus) Click to show or hide the answer
Official anthem of the US President Click to show or hide the answer

Hymn Tunes

Tune to which The Lord's my Shepherd is commonly sung Click to show or hide the answer
Tune to which Guide me O Thou Great Jehovah is commonly sung Click to show or hide the answer
Tune to Come down, O love divine – named after the Gloucestershire birthplace of its composer, Ralph Vaughan Williams (where his father was rector) Click to show or hide the answer
Tune to which Abide with Me is commonly sung Click to show or hide the answer
All People That on Earth do Dwell: tune (because the words are from Psalm 100) Click to show or hide the answer

The Lord's My Shepherd is an arrangement of Click to show or hide the answer

Hymns: Titles

Words written in 1963 by the English poet and songwriter Sydney Carter, to the Shaker hymn tune Simple Gifts, which was also used by Aaron Copeland in Appalachian Spring Click to show or hide the answer
First published in 1931; words by the English children's author Eleanor Farjeon, set to the traditional Scottish tune Bunessan (named after a village on the isle of Mull, and previously used for the Christmas carol Child in the Manger); a Top Ten hit in 1972 for an English singer–songwriter Click to show or hide the answer

Lyricists and Composers

Title Lyrics Music
Abide With Me Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Amazing Grace Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Auld Lang Syne Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
God Bless the Prince of Wales Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
In the Bleak Midwinter Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
I Vow to Thee, My Country Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Jerusalem Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Land of Hope and Glory Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Lead, Kindly Light Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Onward Christian Soldiers Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Rule Britannia Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer
Who Would True Valour See (To Be a Pilgrim) Click to show or hide the answer Click to show or hide the answer

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