O Canada

Calixa Lavallée (1842-1891): O Canada

Composed in 1880, O Canada is the Canadian national anthem since 1980, when replaced God Save the Queen, which in turn remains the royal anthem of Canada.

The incipit of this song has a strong similarity to Mozart’s March of the Priests, from the opera The Magic Flute.

Transcription for recorder and piano by Massimo Pennesi.

O Canada – National Anthem of Canada

Video of the song with the lyrics in English and French.