12 THE MüSIC THEY SANG It will no doubt be of interest to musical readers to see the whole song set out as it would sound; in the following, then, the various 'grace notes' indicated by Arne have been written out in füll.1 Arnes Settingfor Drury Lane, 174s 1 It is mainly in the first half that Arne's 'graces' occur: he notates the uppermost part thus— ''UJ Mqjll J. H I In August and September, 1942, some semi-dramatic Performances, Happy and Glorious, based by their author, Mr. Malcolm Baker-Smith, upon the reseatches summarised in the present booklet, were broadcast by the B.B.C., and in their course Arne's arrangement, as above given, was several times performed. It proved to be a very attractive change from the later versions to which the public has now become accustomed. These Performances were later to be repeated from broadcasting stations in other parts of the British Empire. Die Partitur von Thomas Au- gustin Arne aus dem Jahr 1745, die zwar der damali- gen barocken Aufführungs- praxis folgte, jedoch erst- mals die Hymne in einer heute noch gültigen Fas- sung festhielt. 
ten Bearbeitung sangen sie zum erstenmal dieses Lied in der Fassung, die bis heute Gültigkeit hat: God bless our noble King God save great George our King, God save the King. Send, him victorious Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us God save the King. 0 Lord our God arise Scatter his enemies And make themfall. Confound their Politicks Frustrate their knavish Tricks On thee our hopes we fix God. save us all. Thy choicest gifts in störe On him be pleased to pow; Long may he reign. May defend our laws, And ever give us cause, With Heart and Voice to sing God save the King.7 Wie gross die Begeisterung des Publikums war, be- schrieb der «Daily Advertiser» in seiner Ausgabe vom Montag, den 30. September sowie die «Gene- ral Evening Post» vom 1. Oktober 1745: «On last Saturday night, the audience at the thea- tre royal in Drury Lane were agreeable surprized by the gentlemen belonging to the house perfor- ming the anthem of God save Our Noble King. The universal applause it met with, being encored with repeated huzzas, sufficiently denoted in how just an abhorrence they hold the arbitrary schemes of our individious enemies, and detest the despotick attempts of Papal Power.»* Dieser Artikel zeigt deutlich, dass die Hymne genau die Stimmung getroffen hat und dass die Frage der Religion, der Kampf gegen die katholischen Stuarts und die Macht des Papstes bei den Jakobiten-Auf- ständen eine wesentliche Rolle spielte. Unter dem 18
        

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