National anthem of Sabia and Verona

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Im·nê Kêxeliar Sân-Erikas
English: Hymn to the Knights of Saint Enric
National Arms of Sabia and Verona.png
Coat of arms of Sabia and Verona.

Anthem of Flag of Sabia and Verona.png Sabia and Verona
Lyrics Tarik of Kârjasary
Music Nicolas Dalayrac
Adopted 19 October 2015
Music sample

The Im·nê Kêxeliar Sân-Erikas (Sabian: "Hymn to the Knights of Saint Enric") is the national anthem of Sabia and Verona. It was adopted in October 2015 to replace the unpopular Valtirgedramê, which had been adopted as anthem a year before in October 2014. The music, composed in 1787 by Nicolas Dalayrac as Vous qui d’amoureuse aventure, courez et plaisirs et dangers served as the official — albeit seldom used — anthem of the First French Empire.

History

Vous qui d’amoureuse aventure, courez et plaisirs et dangers, originally composed by Nicolas Dalayrac in 1787 for his opera Renaud d’Ast, was the anthem of the First French Empire under the name of Veillons au salut de l'Empire. Although it was the only official anthem, it was much less popular than Méhul's Chant du départ, which is more broadly considered the true anthem of France during that period. Unlike the Chant du départ, Veillons au salut de l'Empire was not composed with the intention of becoming a patriotic hymn, as Dalayrac originally intended the composition to be a romantic love song. The patriotic lyrics of the anthem were added in 1791.

The song was chosen to become Sabia and Verona's anthem in a contest held from 15 to 19 October 2015. The decision to change the national anthem had already been made before in a referendum in which 72% of voters stated they disliked the Valtirgedramê, the anthem at the time, and wished to change it. The lyrics were written by King Tarik.

Since its foundation in 2012, Sabia and Verona has had four official anthems: "Harmony", which was chosen in 2012 and served as the Kingdom's anthem until 2014; "Pa, Sabishaveronikou", which was chosen upon the accession of Queen Isadora to the throne, "Valtirgedramê", chosen by the Aishaierovê in late 2014 and Im·nê Kêxeliar Sân-Erikas. In addition, Dâvarij Tegâm is also commonly recognized as an unofficial anthem of the Kingdom.

Lyrics

Lyrically, Im·nê Kêxeliar Sân-Erikas praises the "knights of Saint Enric", the original twenty members of the first Courts of Sabia and Verona who created the Kingdom on 18 October 2012. Saint Enric is the former name of Salisse, capital of Sabia and Verona from 2012 to 2015 and the place from which the Kingdom was founded.

Hymn to the Knights of Saint Enric

Sabian English
Eina kêxelar Sân-Erikas aierimas, When those knights of Saint Enric assembled,
tavrêk axAimousanêsarobenn, under the Great Old Friend,
kosimak sia' nâmar elaik nashikar did they know their names would be sung
Valtirase airiosisar? through the Valtir for all springs to come?
Âj jarâman! Âj jarâman! Oh Liberty! Oh Liberty!
Ohe' Sârisa toshemak 'jarâman'! All Salisse cried "Liberty!"
Âj trissar! Âj, trissar! Oh heroes! Oh heroes!
Valtirgar fegikar elis Proud Valtirians they are.
 : Âj, dimík kêxelar elân sarí lous,  : Oh, how great it is to be like a knight,
Sâbixis ê Veronis! : in Sabia and Verona! :

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