Sansoen Phra Barami
Sheet music of Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami in postcard, early 20th century.
Royal anthem of Thailand
Sansoen Phra Barami or Sanrasoen Phra Barami (Thai: สรรเสริญพระบารมี, lit: glorify his prestige) is the royal anthem of Thailand. The lyrics were composed by Prince Narisaranuvadtivongs, around 1913, and were later revised by King Rama VI.
There is no certainty about the identity of the song's composer. The music may have been composed by a Russian composer named Pyotr Schurovsky, while other sources mention several Thai musicians and the Dutch musician Heutzen as the authors.
Phleng Sansoen Phra Barami was the national anthem of Siam until 1932, when it was replaced by Phleng Chat. The royal anthem is performed during state occasions, as well as when a high-ranking member of the royal family is present for a function. In addition, the royal anthem is still played before the beginning of each film in movie theatres, as well as before the commencement of the first act in plays, musicals, concerts, and most other live performances of music or theatre in Thailand. At the beginning and closing of television and radio programming, the anthem is also played. For example, Channel 7 airs a video of the anthem, with pictures of King Bhumibol Adulyadej from his birth to the present day shown.
Recording in phonograph cylinder, performed by the Boosra Mahin theater group who visited Berlin, Germany in 1900
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|Thai lyrics'||Thai transliteration (RTGS)|
|ข้าวรพุทธเจ้า||Kha Wora Phuttha Chao|
|เอามโนและศิระกราน||Ao Mano Lae Sira Kran|
|นบพระภูมิบาล บุญดิเรก||Nop Phra Phummi Ban Bunya Direk|
|เอกบรมจักริน||Ek Boromma Chakkrin|
|พระยศยิ่งยง||Phra Yotsa Ying Yong|
|เย็นศิระเพราะพระบริบาล||Yen Sira Phro Phra Bori Ban|
|ผลพระคุณ ธ รักษา||Phon Phra Khun Tha Raksa|
|ปวงประชาเป็นศุขสานต์||Puang Pracha Pen Suk San|
|ธ ประสงค์ใด||Tha Prasong Dai|
|จงสฤษดิ์ดัง||Chong Sarit Dang|
|หวังวรหฤทัย||Wang Wora Haruethai|
|ดุจถวายชัย ชโย||Dut Cha Thawai Chai Chayo|
- We, servants of His great Majesty,
- prostrate our heart and head,
- to pay respect to the ruler, whose merits are boundless,
- outstanding in the great Chakri dynasty,
- the greatest of Siam,
- with great and lasting honor,
- (We are) secure and peaceful because of your royal rule,
- the result of royal protection
- (is) people in happiness and in peace,
- May it be that
- whatever you will,
- be done
- according to the hopes of your great heart
- as we wish (you) victory, hurrah!
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- Listen to the Thai Royal Anthem
- Various recordings of the National and Royal Anthem of Thailand and other honour music from The Thai Government Public Relations Department
- Sign off video of PRD's Television of Thailand Channel 11
- A website dedicated to Thai national culture and the Royal Anthem (Thai language)