Marseillaise


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Marseillaise

the. the French national anthem. Words and music were composed in 1792 by C. J. Rouget de Lisle as a war song for the Rhine army of revolutionary France

Marseillaise

French national anthem. [Fr. Music: Misc.]
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Philippe Leire, Axalta sales manager for powder coatings in France, says: 'The La Marseillaise project is a double success.
La Marseillaise has been played and sung in stadia and opera houses around the world as a mark of solidarity with the people of France.
If we sing La Marseillaise this weekend at Premier League games and then next week we walk into Syria and start dropping bombs then we are back to square one or maybe even further back.
A statement read: "Prior to kick-off on Saturday, players and match officials will gather around the centre circle for the French national anthem, La Marseillaise.
Given how close we are as well as the long-standing relationship that exists between the Premier League and France, playing La Marseillaise as an act of solidarity and remembrance is the right thing to do," the Premier League's chief executive Richard Scudamore said in a statement.
There are 72 French players at top-flight clubs, the biggest number from a single nationality after England, and a choral version of La Marseillaise will be played after the coin toss, with players from both teams joining officials in the centre circle facing the main stand.
Supporters from both sides of the Channel belted out La Marseillaise, the French national anthem, as the Wembley arch gleamed with the colours of the Tricolore.
When the fans left the Stade de France singing La Marseillaise, minutes after the explosions, it was extraordinary.
The fact that in childhood we used to sing the Marseillaise, and knew that July 14 was Bastille Day had its effect, too.
The people in the crowd broke into spontaneous ripples of applause, they chanted "Charlie, Charlie" and they sang the Marseillaise in a gentle murmur rather than a rugby ground roar.
D'apres la Provence, Kadir serait en train de negocier son transfert et eventuellement une resiliation de contrat a l'amiable avec la direction marseillaise.
Lens n'abdiquait pas et, revigore par l'entree de l'inusable Ljuboja, mettait en difficulte la defense marseillaise, sauvee par le jeune gardien Samba.