Patriotic

Patriotic Organ Music

Each country has its own patriotic music designed to evoke a feeling of loyalty and dedication. From many periods, here is a selection of transcriptions and original pieces of patriot music.

American Rhapsody by Pietro Yon
This must be on your next patriotic program! “The audience all but stood on its chairs and threw programs in the air, shouting itself hoarse. This is an audience piece par excellence and you will be doing yourself a big favor by including it on your next recital — you really won’’t need to play anything else!” Read the full review by Rollin Smith.
American Rhapsody

Concert Variations on America by I V Flagler
Flagler played these variations at the St Louis World’s Fair of 1904 and listed the title as Concert Piece on the National Hymn Tune, “America.” US, UK
Concert Variations on America

Fantaisie sur deux Mélodies Anglaises by Alexandre Guilmant
The two English melodies quoted here are the sentimental, “Home, Sweet Home,” and the patriotic, “Rule, Britannia.” UK
Fantasy on Two English Melodies

The Hungarian March by Berlioz-Brewer
Berlioz chose a patriotic melody known to the locals of Budapest as the “Hungarian Hymn of War,” and it became an instant hit! Hungary
Hungarian March

Scherzo Fughetto on “Dixie” by Roland Diggle
While technically not patriotic, for many American Southerners this was the Anthem of the South. US
Scherzo Fughetto on Dixie

Sonata I by Eugene Thayer
Quotes “God Save the King,” also known as America or “My Country ’tis of Thee.” UK, US
Sonata I by Thayer

Sonata II by Eugene Thayer
Quotes “God Save the King,” also known as America or “My Country ’tis of Thee,” and “The Star Spangled Banner.” UK, US
Sonata II by Thayer

Sonata III by Eugene Thayer
Quotes Haydn’s Opus 76, Number 3, Kaiserquartett (Emperor Quartet), known today as “Austrian Hymn.” This melody is also used for “Deutschlandlied,” which became Germany’s national anthem in 1922. Germany
Sonata III by Thayer

Star Spangled Banner Variations by John Knowles Paine
Paine wrote these variations before Thayer and Buck. US
Star Spangled Banner

Variations on the Kaiserquartett by Haydn-Lux
Quotes Haydn’s Opus 76, Number 3, Kaiserquartett (Emperor Quartet), known today as “Austrian Hymn.” This melody is also used for “Deutschlandlied,” which became Germany’s national anthem in 1922. Germany
Variationen aus dem Kaiserquartett

Variations on “God Save the King” by Edward Fisher
This American composer emigrated to Canada and started the Toronto Conservatory. He studied with Eugene Thayer, who was so impressed with this piece that he published it. Quotes “God Save the King,” also known as America or “My Country ’tis of Thee.” Canada, UK, US
Variations on God Save the King

Yankee Doodle by Fred Feibel
Paine wrote these variations before Thayer and Buck. US
Yankee Doodle

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