La bandera blanca y verde
|English: The Green and White Flag|
Regional anthem of Andalusia
|Music||Sevilla José del Castillo Díaz|
La bandera blanca y verde (Spanish pronunciation: [la βanˈdeɾa ˈβlaŋka i ˈβeɾðe], "The Green and White Flag") is the official anthem of Andalusia, adopted under the first Andalusian Statute of Autonomy. The lyrics were written by Blas Infante. The music for the anthem of Andalusia was composed by the former director of the municipal band of Sevilla José del Castillo Díaz. The origins of the music are vaguely inspired on the Santo Dios, a religious cantic widely spread in rural Andalusia, usually sung by peasants while reaping their crops. It is believed that Blas Infante suggested the music to José del Castillo. The melody of the anthem is Castillo's original though. After the Spanish Civil War, the original music scores were destroyed, and only a manuscript for piano is conserved. The composer Manuel Castillo improved José del Castillo's version.
Lyrics of the Anthem of Andalusia
- Símbolos de Andalucía. Junta de Andalucía. Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, article 6.2
- In the unofficial nationalist version, Los Pueblos (meaning "The Peoples", or "The Nations") is sung instead.
- Andalusia's government page about the anthem (Contains links to mp3 versions of the anthem)