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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of Venezuela.
Who wrote the Venezuelan national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of Venezuela officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of Venezuela is "Gloria al bravo pueblo" which means in English "Glory to the Brave People".
Venezuela's anthem lyrics were written by Vicente SALIAS and the music was written by Juan Jose LANDAETA.
Adopted 1881; The Lyrics Were Written In 1810, The Music Some Years Later; Both SALIAS And LANDAETA Were Executed In 1814 During Venezuela's Struggle For Independence.
 
National anthem of Venezuela free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of Venezuela's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to Venezuela national anthem on Youtube
 
Venezuelan anthem lyrics (English translation)
Chorus:
Glory to the brave people
who shook off the yoke,
Respecting the law,
virtue and honour.
(repeat all)
 
1
“Down with chains!” (2x)
The gentleman yelled; (2x)
And the poor man in his hovel
For Freedom implored.
Upon this holy name
Trembled in great dread
The vile selfishness
That had once prevailed.
(repeat last four lines)
(repeat last two lines)
 
Chorus
 
2
Let’s scream out aloud: (2x)
"Death to oppression!" (2x)
Oh, loyal countrymen:
Strength is in unity;
And from the Empyrean
The Supreme Author
A sublime spirit
To the people blew.
(repeat last four lines)
(repeat last two lines)
 
Chorus
 
3
United by bonds (2x)
That Heaven has formed, (2x)
The entire America
Exists as a Nation;
And if ever despotism
Raises again its voice,
Then follow the example
That Caracas gave.
(repeat last four lines)
(repeat last two lines)
 
Chorus
 
You can find more information about Venezuelan anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the Venezuelan national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

Venezuela
Venezuelan national symbol: troupial (bird).

Venezuela flag

Conventional short form country name: Venezuela.
Conventional long form country name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Local short form country name: Venezuela.
Local long form country name: Republica Bolivariana de Venezuela.
 
Venezuela Government Type: federal republic.
 
Federal republic is a state in which the powers of the central government are restricted and in which the component parts (states, colonies, or provinces) retain a degree of self-government; ultimate sovereign power rests with the voters who chose their governmental representatives. 
 
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