Patriotic Songs by Classical Composers
Saturday, January 30, 2016
A country’s national anthem can stir the soul of its citizens. This week on Classics for Kids listen to a selection of national anthems and other patriotic music written by classical composers. The program concludes a month-long series on Franz Joseph Haydn whose "Emperor" Quartet inspired Germany's national anthem.
Ludwig van Beethoven: "God Save the King" Variations
Franz Joseph Haydn: "Emperor" Quartet
Thomas Arne: "Rule, Britannia"
Gustav Holst: "I Vow to Thee, My Country"
Edward Elgar: "Land of Hope and Glory"
Guiseppe Verdi: "Va, pensiero" from Nabucco
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia Hymn
John Philip Sousa: "The Stars and Stripes Forever"