Charles Albrecht

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Charles Christian Albrecht (1817–1895) was a composer who wrote the music for "Hymne Monégasque," the national anthem of Monaco, [1] based on a previous version by Théophile Bellando de Castro. Lyrics were later added by Louis Notari.

Composer person who creates music, either by musical notation or oral tradition

A composer is a musician who is an author of music in any form, including vocal music, instrumental music, electronic music, and music which combines multiple forms. A composer may create music in any music genre, including, for example, classical music, musical theatre, blues, folk music, jazz, and popular music. Composers often express their works in a written musical score using musical notation.

"Hymne Monégasque" is Monaco's national anthem.

National anthem Song that represents a country or sovereign state

A national anthem is generally a patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions, and struggles of its people, recognized either by a nation's government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. The majority of national anthems are marches or hymns in style. The countries of Latin America, Central Asia, and Europe tend towards more ornate and operatic pieces, while those in the Middle East, Oceania, Africa, and the Caribbean use a more simplistic fanfare. Some countries that are devolved into multiple constituent states have their own official musical compositions for them ; their constituencies' songs are sometimes referred to as national anthems even though they are not sovereign states.

Albrecht had previously served as conductor of the Cercle des Etrangers Orchestre.

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  1. Reed, William L., Bristow, M. J. (eds.) National Anthems of the World. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2002, ISBN   0-304-36382-0