O Canada Chime
Tuned to the opening notes of "O Canada," the Canadian national anthem.
Originally commissioned for the 1880 Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day ceremony, the song's music was composed by Calixa Lavalle and the original French lyrics were written by Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier. The English lyrics that are used today were written by Robert Stanley Weir in 1908. "O Canada" has served as the Canadian national anthem since 1939, but wasn't made official until July 1, 1980.
Because Canada is a bilingual country with both English and French being official languages, performers singing "O Canada" often mix the English and French lyrics.
This chime was designed with a removable windcatcher that can be taken to a trophy shop, printer or jeweler to be engraved or silk-screened. Download windcatcher removal instructions here.
This chime carries a lifetime tuning guarantee.
Looking for other Woodstock Chimes that sound good with one(s) you have? Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes, has a full list of suggestions. For this chime, he suggests these groups of Woodstock Chimes as they have connections either musically, culturally or historically to the O Canada Chime:
Chimes That Share Notes In A Musical Scale
- G Major Scale
Chimes With A Common Theme
- Famous Melodies