This site is the work of collaboration with many other anthem researchers as well, as well as research with various books and other sites. This page presents links to some of our favourite sites, CD sets, and books, and these sites, CDs, and books were also consulted in research for the data on this site. Please gives these sites a visit (and purchase these books and CDs) as well:
- NationalAnthems.us – A message board where other very knowledgeable anthematologists and anthemists (including the editors of this site) discuss and share information on an astounding number of national anthems (more than what is at this site), including subnational and city anthems, as well as patriotic songs. Most have links to sound files and videos (many of which may be under copyright, so be aware), and also many have the sheet music as well. (Also, if we believe an anthem wouldn’t be of broad interest to the visitors of this site, the information may be contributed to nationalanthems.us, instead of removing it altogether.) Along with this site, nationalanthems.us is a must-visit for anyone wanting to learn more about anthems.
- NationalAnthems.me – Containing the lyrics, information and a music file (which also may be under copyright in some cases) on all anthems, as well as some interesting “extras”. Most anthems presented also contain links to official government sites on the anthem, making it an easy place to start research at.
- “National Anthems of the World” CD set by Naxos Classical – Without a doubt, the best CD set on national anthems. Performed by the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), and conducted by Peter Breiner, over 400 national anthems are presented in this set (far more than any other collection), and the orchestral arrangements are superb. In fact, this set of anthems was so highly thought of, the Athens Olympic Organizing committee used these anthems at the 2004 Olympics! (Some had to be re-recorded to fit the 80-second maximum length mandated by Olympic protocol.)
- US Naval Band – Performed by the US Naval Band, the MP3 recordings of the anthems are used by the US Navy in the course of their official duties and are all copyright-free.
- Colin Kirkpatrick’s National Anthems Online – Sheet music suited for multi-instrument orchestras as well as MP3 files and historical backgrounds on several anthems. Full scores available for download.
- National Anthem MIDI collection – Complied by Paweł Ciupak, a prolific contributor to this site, offers MIDI versions of several anthems.
- Wikipedia – An online, user-edited encyclopedia (containing information about any subject imaginable, not just anthems; the link provided here is to their page on national anthems as a concept). Almost all national anthems are represented at this site with their own page, and is also a good starting point with research due to the information and links provided.
- National Anthems of the World, 11th edition by Michael J. Bristow – An indispensible reference guide to the anthems of the world. Only here will you find the scores of all the national anthems of the world, culled from official government data, as well as information on the authors and even national dates for suggestion of when to play the anthem!
- Encyclopedia of National Anthems by Xing Hang – A very comprehensive book with lyrics in both Latin script and native script (where appropriate), like on this website. Also gives a brief background history on each anthem. (This site was also used as a key source for the author).