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O CANADA

Composer: Calixa Lavallée

Born: December 28, 1842, Verchères, Canada. Died: January 21, 1891, Boston, Massachusetts. Buried: Boston, Massachusetts; reinterred in 1933 in Notre-Dame-des-Neiges Cemetery, Montréal, Canada. Lavallée’s father was originally a wood cutter and blacksmith, but eventually started repairing musical instruments and teaching music in his local community. After moving to St. Hyacinthe, Calixa’s father worked for organ builder Joseph Casavant. Calixa was playing the organ by age 11, and at age 13 gave a piano recital in the Théâtre Royal in Montréal. Calixa later moved to America, where he a won a competition in New Orleans, Louisiana. As accompanist to Spanish violinist Olivera, he toured Brazil and the West Indies, then returned… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: O CANADA
Composer: Calixa Lavallée (1880)
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 35512 34562 34456
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 10: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 819 - 893
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Benjamin M. Culli
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2009) pp. 892
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 10: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 819 - 893
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck; Thomas Keesecker
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2009) pp. 892

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3948
Text: Lord of the Lands
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The Cyber Hymnal #4724
Text: O Canada
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 20 of 20)

50 Favorite Dutch Hymns #38

Ambassador Hymnal #634

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #647

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Catholic Book of Worship III #695

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #700

Common Praise (1998) #659

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #892

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Sing Joyfully #605

Audio

Small Church Music #999

The Book of Praise #800

The Book of Praise #833

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The Celebration Hymnal #806

The Christian Life Hymnal #606

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3948

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4724

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The Worshiping Church #424

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Voices United #524

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #IX

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) #VIII

[Shaʻare shirah] = Gates of Song #154

Include 20 pre-1979 instances
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