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God save the King

LC control no.n 82039934
Descriptive conventionsrda
Uniform title headingGod save the King
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Variant(s)America (Song)
Celebration of American independence
God save our Lord the King
God save the Queen
Heil dir im Siegerkranz
My country, 'tis of thee
National anthem (Great Britain)
See alsoModified by variation as (work): Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Variations sur le thême God save the King
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Other standard no.Q40807
Form of workNational anthems
Beginning date1744
Associated countryGreat Britain
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Found inMusic for the Kings and Queens of England [SR] c1974: label (National anthem)
New Grove dict. of Amer. mus.: v. 3, p. 485 (America or My country, 'tis of thee; words written by Samuel Francis Smith in 1831 to a German hymn, not recognizing that its melody was that of the British God save the King; sung on July 4, 1831, in Boston, under the title Celebration of American independence)
New Grove (under National anthems: Great Britain: God save the King/Queen)
Wikipedia, July 27, 2017 (The first published version of what is almost the present tune appeared in 1744 in Thesaurus Musicus. The 1744 version of the song was popularised in Scotland and England the following year, with the landing of Charles Edward Stuart and was published in The Gentleman's Magazine. This manuscript has the tune depart from that which is used today at several points, one as early as the first bar, but is otherwise clearly a strong relative of the contemporary anthem)
Fuld (God save the King)
Harmonia Anglicana, 1744?: page 1 (God save our Lord the King)