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‘La Brabanconne,’ the rational anthem of Belgium, has a light-hearted lilt, which is a great contrast to the British and Russian national anthems. ‘La Brabanconne’ sprang into being to meet the needs of an emergency. Its author and its composer were both Belgians, and the song was •written to meet the public need at the . - time of the last great crisis in the country's history—the revolution! of 1830. when Belgians repudiated its eo-called “amalgamation ” with Holland. The music was the work of a reputable musician of the time, Francois van Cam- ! penhaut, a violinist, a fine tenor singer, and a composer. ‘La Brabanconne’ constitutes Campenhaut's principal claim upon posterity. Campenhaut concentrated his everts upon giving the soldiers of the _ revolution a good marching tune, ono which would carry along the burning en- ■ ' ihtwusni 61 Jcnneval’s words without em- ’ phasiaing any of their deeper, qualities. Ho caught something qf the impulse of Rouget - de Lisje ;n the composition of ‘La Marseillaise'; he, even reproduced a hint of the rhythm of the great French sone. He had not de Lisle’s inspiration. What ha produced was genuine enough to become ‘ the symbol of a nation’s patriotism, not strong enough to become ope ol the world’s

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THE BELGIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM, Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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THE BELGIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM Issue 15684, 24 December 1914

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