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May 13, 2010
Portuguese lyrics & English Translation.
The Brazilian national anthem (Portuguese: Hino Nacional Brasileiro) was composed by Francisco Manuel da Silva in 1,822 and had been given at least two sets of lyrics before a 1,922 decree by President Epitácio Pessoa gave the anthem its definitive lyrics, by Joaquim Osório Duque Estrada, after several changes were made to his proposal, written in 1,909.
The anthem consists of two consecutive choruses. Brazilian law stipulates that only one chorus must be played in instrumental renditions of the anthem, but both must be sung in vocal performances. The second chorus is thus often dropped when played at sporting events, as the players are not facing a microphone when singing