Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Deutschlandlied National Anthem of Germany

Deutschlandlied WAV 12 mb, Deutschlandlied VBR MP3 1.62 mb, Deutschlandlied OGG format 696 kb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.

The Song of Germany", also known as "Das Lied der Deutschen" or "The Song of the Germans") has been use as the national anthem of Germany since 1922. The music was written by Joseph Haydn in 1797. In 1841, August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben wrote the lyrics of "Das Lied der Deutschen" to Haydn's melody.

Performance Licence: recorded by the USAREUR Band.

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Artist/Composer: USAREUR Band
Keywords: Deutschlandlied; National Anthem; Germany
Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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