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Franz Joseph Haydn
Minuet from Symphony No. 45, "Farewell"

Patriotic Songs By Classical Composers

Many countries around the world have national anthems and other patriotic songs that were written by classical composers. Haydn, Elgar and Verdi are just a few you'll explore here.

Track list:
Beethoven: God Save the King Variations
Haydn: Emperoro Quartet
Arne: Rule Britannia
Holst: I Vow to Thee, My Country
Elgar: Land of Hope and Glory
Verdi: Va Pensiero from Nabucco
Sibelius: Finlandia Hymn
Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. America - My Country Tis of Thee - borrowed its tune from what country?

Russia

England

France

Germany

Italy


2.In Italy, what art form is as popular as sports?

Ballet

Sculpture

Opera

Musical Theater

Poetry


3. Who wrote The Stars and Stripes Forever?

Ludwig van Beethoven

Aaron Copeland

Johannes Brahms

Franz Joseph Haydn

John Phillip Sousa


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