World Soccer Anthems

World Soccer Anthems

by New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra


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World Soccer Anthems

Salute the monthlong frenzy that is the World Cup from the privacy of your own living room with this disc of anthems and footballer faves. Seiji Ozawa leads the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in a dizzying array of national anthems -- 23 in all, from France's militaristic "La Marseillaise" to Costa Rica's jaunty number -- buttressed by five rousing strains associated with the sport. Puccini's "Nessun dorma," for example, here performed by the Three Tenors, was the theme of 1990's World Cup, held in Italy, and remains a favorite of Manchester publicans to this day. Ah, the unexpected cultural fruits of international sporting competition!

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
Label: Philips
UPC: 0028947038320
catalogNumber: 470383


  1. La Marseillaise (National Anthem of the French Republic)
  2. Der er et yndigt land (There is a lovely country) (National Anthem of t
  3. Marcha Real (Royal March) (National Anthem of the Kingdom of Spain)
  4. Zdravlijica (A Toast) (National Anthem of the Republic of Slovenia)
  5. N'kosi sikelel' i Afrika
  6. Brazilian National Anthem, "Patria Mada, Brazil!"
  7. Istaklâl Marst (National Anthem, Turkey)
  8. Chinese National Anthem "Ch'i Lai!"
  9. Noble patria tu hermosa bandera (National Anthem, Costa Rica)
  10. Aiguk-ga (National Anthem, Republic of Korea)
  11. Mazurek Dabrowskiego (Dabrowski's Mazurka) ("Jeszcze Polska na zginela"
  12. The Star-Spangled Banner (National Anthem, USA), for orchestra & voice/chor
  13. A Portuguesa ("Herois de mar, nobre povo") (National Anthem of the Portug
  14. Das Deutschlandlied ("Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit") (National anthem,
  15. Amthran na bh Fiann (National Anthem, Ireland)
  16. Argentinian National Anthem ("Sean eternos los laurales")
  17. God Save the Queen (National Anthem of the United Kingdom of Great Brit
  18. Du gamla, du fria (Thou ancient, thou free) (National Anthem of the Kin
  19. Il Canto degli Italiani ("Inno di Mameli") (National Anthem of the Ital
  20. Lijepa nasa domovino (National Anthem, Croatia)
  21. Mexicanos al grito de guerra (Mexican national anthem)
  22. Kimigayo (National Anthem, Japan)
  23. La Brabançonne (National Anthem of the Kingdom of Belgium)
  24. Nessun dorma
  25. Medley
  26. Va, pensiero, Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
  27. Vedi! le fosche notturne spoglie, Anvil Chorus
  28. Zadok the Priest, coronation anthem No. 1 for chorus & orchestra, HWV 2

Album Credits

Performance Credits

New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal),Track Performer
José Carreras   Tenor (Vocal)
Stanley Black   Conductor,Track Performer
Plácido Domingo   Tenor (Vocal)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields   Performing Ensemble
Neville Marriner   Conductor,Track Performer
London Festival Orchestra and Chorus   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Zubin Mehta   Conductor,Track Performer
Seiji Ozawa   Conductor,Track Performer
Silvio Varviso   Conductor
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Dresden Staatskapelle   Performing Ensemble
Dresden State Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Shin-Ichiro Ikebe   Orchestral Arrangements

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