The National Anthems of the Allies

This is one of a series of posts about books used as source material for Art Song Central.

Book Title: The National Anthems of the Allies; United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, Russia, Japan, Serbia, Italy, Rumania, Portugal, Cuba.
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Copyright: 1917

This book has been posted in its entirety at Google Books: The National Anthems of the Allies


  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • God Save the King; The British National Anthem
  • La Marseillaise; The French National Anthem
  • La Brabançonne; The Belgian National Anthem
  • Bòshe Zaria Chrani!; The National Anthem of Imperial Russia
  • Kimigayo; The Japanese National Anthem
  • Srpska Narodna Himna; Serbian National Anthem
  • The Garibaldi Hymn; The Italian National Hymn
  • Rumania; National Hymn
  • A Portuguesa; Portuguese National Hymn
  • Himno Bayamés; The Hymn of Free Cuba

This book contains the best version of the Star Spangled Banner I’ve yet found from a verifiable public domain source. Note that many of the other national anthems are outdated, the world having changed significantly since 1917!

Songs from these volumes will be uploaded as song posts are created for them. If you would like me to give priority to a song that is not yet posted, please let me know via the contact page.