Sarah Connolly & the BBC Orchestra – Rule Britannia
An evening pause: I like this verse, which they reprised, with the chorus, which all people should echo.
When Britain first, at Heaven’s command
Arose from out the azure main;
This was the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
“Rule, Britannia! rule the waves:
“Britons never will be slaves.”
Hat tip Jim Mallamace.