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Learn how to play God Defend New Zealand by John Joseph Woods on piano with this Synthesia piano tutorial! Please enjoy!
God Defend New Zealand is one of two national anthems of New Zealand, the other being “God Save the Queen”. Legally the two have equal status, but “God Defend New Zealand” is more commonly used. Originally written as a poem, it was set to music as part of a competition in 1876. Over the years its popularity increased, and it was eventually named the second national anthem in 1977. It has English and Māori lyrics, with slightly different meanings. Since the late 1990s, the usual practice when performed in public is to perform the first verse of the national anthem twice, first in Māori and then in English.
This piano arrangement of God Defend New Zealand is fantastic to play! You can learn it with our Synthesia piano tutorial, or from our official Sheet Music Boss sheet music at the top of the description!
Arranged by Andrew Wrangell
Edited by Samuel Dickenson
Thumbnail and description by Joshua Anderson
Produced by Andrew Wrangell & Samuel Dickenson