O Canada

From Wind Repertory Project
Calixa Lavallée

Calixa Lavallée (arr. Lewis J Buckley)

General Info

Year: 1880 / 2009
Duration: c. 1:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Cimarron Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $40.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute (div.)
Oboe (div.)
Bassoon (div.)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet (div.)
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone (div.)
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet (div.)
Horn in F (div.)
Trombone (div.)
Euphonium (div.)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum

SATB Choir


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

O Canada is the national anthem of Canada. The song was originally commissioned by Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Théodore Robitaille for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony; Calixa Lavallée composed the music, after which words were written by the poet and judge Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The lyrics were originally in French and an English version was created in 1906. Robert Stanley Weir wrote in 1908 another English version, which is the official and most popular version, one that is not a literal translation of the French. Weir's lyrics have been revised twice, taking their present form in 1980, but the French lyrics remain unaltered.

O Canada had served as a de facto national anthem since 1939, officially becoming Canada's national anthem in 1980 when the Act of Parliament making it so received Royal Assent and became effective on July 1 as part of that year's Dominion Day celebrations.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

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