Champions League: The anthem and its history – which sing there?

What sing because &# 8211; &# 8220; the masters, the best, the Champions&# 8221 ;? Who listen carefully in Champions League transfers that can detect a more modern trilingual Fantasy text in Anthem &# 8211; the still sounds very festive. What's behind it, and you can download the original music really anywhere or buy?

Champions League: The anthem and its history - which sing there?

The Champions League was created in 1992 from the European Champions Cup and marked a shift in European football culture &# 8211; towards a media spectacle for the center of society, a million dollar business. The association wanted for the &# 8220; King class&# 8221; its own anthem or theme song have and organized a competition.

The contract was awarded to the British composer Tony Britten, who inspired by Georg Friedrich Händels &# 8220; Zadok The Priest&# 8221; wrote its own festive anthem, officially &# 8220; UEFA Champions League Music&# 8221; was titled. Here, for comparison, the Handel template from the coronation anthem:

The text of the Champions League anthem is also from Anthony Christopher Britten (who incidentally is not related to Benjamin Britten) and is a combination of the three official UEFA languages ​​English, French and German. For television broadcast a shortened version is played mainly from the lines &# 8220; The Master, The best Les grandes équipes, The champions&# 8221; consists. The original, which is heard in the stadium itself before every game, is about three minutes and begins with the words &# 8220; Ce sont les meilleures équipes / It's the best teams / The main event&# 8221 ;.

To last year's CL final between Bayern and Chelsea the lyrics were first extended to Spanish and Italian words &# 8211; if that is maintained in the future for the playoffs so that UEFA left open.

The original Champions League anthem was played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Choir of the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields &# 8211; and is actually nowhere commercially available. Neither Amazon nor iTunes lists the original recording. And available, re-enacted versions *Champions League: The anthem and its history - which sing there? Unfortunately, not enough all approach the original.

Highly recommended is the official German short documentary on for Champions League music:

Anthem of the UEFA Champions documentary of Artan_Prenaj

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