Vergrößern

Calixa Lavallée

Biografie

Calixa Lavallée, (Verchères, Québec, December 28, 1842 – Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 1891), born Calixte Paquet dit Lavallée, was a French-Canadian-American musician and Union Army band musician during the American Civil War. He is best known for composing the music for O Canada, which officially became the national anthem of Canada in 1967, after a vote in the Senate and the House of Commons. The modern version became official with an Act of Parliament in 1980.
Der obenstehende Text ist unter "Creative Commons, Namensnennung-Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen" verfügbar. Er verwendet Material aus dem Wikipedia-Artikel "Calixa Lavallée".