God Save the King (Carey, Henry)

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Rah9639 (2015/5/20)

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Rah9639 (2014/9/17)

Arranger Robert A. Hudson
after August Linder
Language English (Samuel Francis Smith)
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Misc. Notes My Country, 'Tis of Thee
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Rah9639 (2015/5/18)

Arranger Henry L. Tucker (1826–1882)
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Arranger Louis-Édouard Desjardins (1837-1919)
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Arranger Louis-Édouard Desjardins (1837-1919)
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KdKeller (2007/7/25)

Arranger August Linder
Language German
Publisher. Info. Deutsche Weisen, No.34
Stuttgart: Albert Auer's Musikverlag, n.d.[1900]. Plate A. 30 A.
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General Information

Work Title God Save the King (Queen)
Alternative. Title America ; Heil dir im Siegerkranz ; Gott erhalte unsern großen König
Composer Carey, Henry
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Text Incipit God save great George our King
My Country 'Tis of Thee
First Publication. 1744 in Harmonia Anglicana
Librettist Anonymous English text, 1744
Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), 1832
Heinrich Harries (1762-1802), 1790 (German text)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voice, continuo
Related Works America (arr. Stults)
Gott erhalte unsern großen König by Johann Christoph Kühnau (German adaptation)
External Links Wikipedia article
London: The Gentleman's Magazine, October 15, 1745 (p.552)
CPDL page
My Country, 'Tis of Thee - contrafactum (Wikipedia)

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Publication History

  • The first appearance of the verse God Save the King was in a 1744 collection entitled Harmonia Anglicana, There is no direct evidence that Carey was the composer, though it's not impossible that the music first appeared in an obscure ballad of his. The tune is also sung to words by Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), first issued in an 1832 collection by Lowell Mason entitled The Choir with the title America (now often referred to as My Country 'Tis Of Thee). American composer Charles Ives' Variations on "America" uses this melody as a basis.
  • From 1871 to 1918 Heil dir im Siegerkranz was the unofficial national anthem of the German Empire and was the national anthem of the Kingdom of Prussia.