Marseillaise


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Marseillaise

(mär'səlāz`) [Fr.,=of Marseille], the French national anthem, written and composed in 1792 for the army of the Rhine by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, a French officer in garrison at Strasbourg. The original title was Chant de guerre de l'armée du Rhin, but it was sung with such success in Paris by the band of soldiers who came from Marseille that it became known as the Marseillaise. Its stirring martial character and its association with revolutionary causes have made it generally familiar. The singing of the Marseillaise was forbidden in France during the Bourbon Restoration.

Marseillaise

French national anthem. [Fr. Music: Misc.]

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
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Philippe Leire, Axalta sales manager for powder coatings in France, said: "The La Marseillaise project is a double success.
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I also believe that the playing of La Marseillaise at every Premier League fixture this weekend is the right thing to do.
The sounds of La Marseillaise will sound out around St James' Park prior to kick-off after Premier League chiefs announced that all top tier teams will play the song "as an act of remembrance and solidarity".
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'La Marseillaise' will ring out after the coin toss in tribute to those who lost their lives in the Paris attacks of last Friday.
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