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National anthems of the world /
edited by W.L. Reed and M.J. Bristow.
edition
10th ed.
imprint
London : Cassell, 2002.
description
1 v. : chiefly music
ISBN
0304363820
format(s)
Score
Holdings
Subjects
subject
More Details
imprint
London : Cassell, 2002.
isbn
0304363820
general note
Previous ed.: 1997.
language note
English text with multiple languages.
catalogue key
4727751
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-02-01:
A standard title in public libraries since 1960 and the only one in English gathering so many national anthems in print, this edition was released to incorporate several changes since the previous one in 1997, e.g., Cape Verde, Micronesia, Qatar, and Swaziland have adopted new anthems. Longtime editors Reed and Bristow cover 195 songs and for each include piano scores and, when available, texts. To help English-speaking readers learn the anthems, they have phonetically transliterated languages in scripts other than Roman as well as translated the original lyrics in a straightforward style. In a few cases, these are missing, so learning the anthems can only be done by ear. A select, updated "List of National Days" ends the book, with one or more holidays indicated for each country. Presumably, these are occasions for the national anthem to be sung, though Thanksgiving Day is listed for the United States. The editors have arranged some of the scores, while others are official versions. Some web sites contain MIDI files of national anthems with transliterated texts and some English translations, but they don't offer scores or the date of adoption. This reviewer checked one site and found different texts for Afghanistan's anthem from the one used here (which is defined as having been adopted in 1978 but since replaced by an "unobtainable" anthem). Because the editors work closely with embassies, high commissions, and governments, it is probably best to rely on their information. Update if appropriate. Libraries serving middle and high school students should especially consider.-Bonnie Jo Dopp, Univ. of Maryland Libs., College Park (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Main Description
This indispensable source book has, over the years, proved invaluable, not only for the increasing number of occasions on which a particular national anthem is played, but also as a permanent reference book for those interested in music and contemporary culture. Close liaison with Embassies, High Commissions and governments has ensured that 'National Anthems of the World' can claim to be the definative international authority on the subject.
Main Description
A major revision of the essential guide to national anthems. With both the original and translated words plus music for 198 anthems, this invaluable guide includes countries from Armenia to Zimbabwe. All the latest changes are incorporated: the anthem of the new state of Timor-Leste, formerly East Timor, which became independent in 2002, and replacement anthems for Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iraq, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Somalia. And where the country's language is not written in Roman script, the lyrics are transliterated phonetically.
Main Description
"...an authoritative sourcebook...for countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Scores include the original language and, where necessary, a transliterated phonetic version. English translations are placed within the music where possible.""--Music Educators Journal. "The most current and complete reference available. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."--Reference Books Bulletin. Whether you're looking for a particular national anthem for a special occasion (to honor a guest from Uzbekistan, for example), or just have an interest in music and culture, this is the definitive book on the subject. It includes anthems for 195 nations, with the words in the original language, arranged alphabetically, and translated too.
Main Description
"...an authoritative sourcebook...for countries ranging from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Scores include the original language and, where necessary, a transliterated phonetic version. English translations are placed within the music where possible.""- -Music Educators Journal. "The most current and complete reference available. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."-- Reference Books Bulletin . Whether you're looking for a particular national anthem for a special occasion (to honor a guest from Uzbekistan, for example), or just have an interest in music and culture, this is the definitive book on the subject. It includes anthems for 195 nations, with the words in the original language, arranged alphabetically, and translated too.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This edition includes the National Anthems of 195 countries including Qatar, Swaziland, Belarus, Bosnia Hercegovina, Eritrea, Macedonia, and Palou. Each anthem is presented with the words in the original language and, where necessary, a transliterated version.
Table of Contents
198 anthems from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe
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