NAURU: National Anthem

I thought I’d look up the Nauruan national anthem, which I’ve never heard before. 20-40 seconds into it, something started to sound a little familiar…

That section has almost the EXACT melody as O Canada. It’s got to be a coincidence, right? Let’s look up who composed the music:

Laurence Henry Hicks OBE (1912–1997) was an English-born military bandmaster and composer. He migrated to Australia in 1952 after having served in World War II with both the British Army’s Black Watch and the Fourth Canadian Armoured Division’s military bands

Wikipedia – Laurence Henry Hicks


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