UEFA Champions League Anthem


UEFA Champions League Anthem

The UEFA Champions League Anthem, officially titled simply as "Champions League", was written by English composer Tony Britten.[1][2] In 1992, UEFA commissioned Britten to arrange an anthem for the UEFA Champions League which commenced in August 1992, and he adapted George Frideric Handel's "Zadok the Priest" from the Coronation Anthems, and the piece was performed by London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and sung by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.[1] The chorus is in the three official languages used by UEFA: English, German, and French. The anthem's chorus is played before each UEFA Champions League game, as well as at the beginning and end of television broadcasts of the matches. The complete anthem is about three minutes long, and has two short verses and the chorus. The anthem has never been released commercially in its original version. However, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields chorus can be heard singing the original "Zadok the Priest" on the 2002 album World Soccer Anthems.

References

  1. ^ a b UEFA Champions League anthem UEFA.com. Retrieved March 6, 2011
  2. ^ Media, democracy and European culture p.129. Intellect Books, 2009. Retrieved March 6, 2011

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