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STANZA 3 Uit die blou van onse hemel, Uit die diepte van ons see, Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Waar die kranse antwoord gee, Out of the blue of our heavens Out of the depths of our seas Over our everlasting mountains Where the echoing crags resound Cornelis Jacob Langenhoven, an Afrikaans poet wrote the Die Stem, a patriotic poem with three verses in May of Born on a farm near Ladismith in the Klein Karoo inhe was an educator, solicitor and the editor of a local Dutch newspaper.
Langenhoven was a proud and ardent supporter of Afrikaans and wrote extensively in support for it to be accepted in an official capacity. He is quoted as having said: By some accounts, Langenhoven had composed music for his poem, but critics did not entirely approve of the version and so a competition, sponsored by the newly formed Cape Town newspaper, Die Burger, was organised in Interestingly the founding editor of that paper, D.
Finally the poem was set to music composed by Marthinus Lourens de Villiers and completed on May 31,the tenth anniversary of the formation of the Union of South Africa.
Though most accounts have the final date for the composition as De Villiers, was born in Paarl in the Cape inthree years before his parents would open a music institute in Wellington.
His mother, possibly of English heritage, taught him piano and his father, the organ, violin and harmony. He was looking out the window one day watching the waves crash on the beach with a backdrop of the Cape mountains and a clear blue sky: It is not clear to me at what point in the development of the anthem this occurred.
The first recording of the future anthem took place in London in on the Zonophone label and was made by Betty Steyn. The Federasie van Afrikaanse Kultuurverenigings FAK or Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Societies was formed in Bloemfontein in with the main objective of promoting Afrikaans with a co-ordinated and constructive agenda.
The Union of South Africa, then under the dominion of the British Empire, had adopted this anthem with its formation in In the FAK finally and unanimously accepted the poem by Langenhoven set to the music of De Villiers as the Afrikaans national anthem.
In the s, a compromise between Afrikaner Nationalists on one side, and the pro-British English-speaking population on the other — both white — was for the country to have two flags and two anthems: He was then elected State President in June ofbut before taking office fell into a coma after having a stroke, and eventually died in January Part of the goal was to figure out a strategy of stripping the country of its British colonial symbols.
In SeptemberDonges established a committee, chaired by H. A Fagan, to work on a legitimate translation. But as the matter was still quite controversial, both the Union Jack and God Save the Queen were also still officially used. Moreover both anthems continued to be played after various non-official events, such as at the close of radio broadcasts, or at the end of films in theatres.
All the while the Nationalists continued to advocate a position of one flag, one anthem as the only path to achieve comprehensive national unity. Basson submitted a motion to the assembly calling for a single flag and anthem. Within two weeks the management of African Consolidated Theatres dropped the British anthem from the close of screenings.Looking for news on Anthem?
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