National Anthem

Spain

History

The "Marcha Real" is Spain's national anthem. It is one of the four national anthems in the world to have no lyrics. The anthem was first printed in a document dates 1761 by Manuel de Espinosa. Some people think that the anthem was really written by Frederick II of Prussia, who was a lover of music. This belief started in 1861 when it appeared to be published in "La Espana militar."

General information

In 1770, King Carlos III declared the "Marcha Real" as the official honor march, and was played at events attended by the royal family. The original melody is a disputed. Researchers have claimed that it originated in parts of Europe outside of Spain, because the music was not typically Spanish. Spain is a well developed country with high quality of life. It's second largest city is Barcelona, which is located in Catalonia. The population of Spain lye around 47 million people and has a currency in Euros.

Is it fair?

In my opinion, I don't believe Spain's national anthem reflects accurately of the land and people. I think this because it doesn't get the population involved. Such as at a ball game, no one sings the Marcha Real, not the coaches, no one. I think lyrics should be placed in the anthem reflecting the people and land. This will bring Spain's population together in representing the country.
Spanish National Anthem - "La Marcha Real" (ES/EN)

Jamie Krumm Branch 3rd