Royal Salute (Formerly known as the Vice-Regal Salute)

Approved by Her Majesty in 1968, the Royal Salute is a musical greeting and a mark of respect. It is performed whenever the Lieutenant Governor attends an official event. The salute consists of the first six bars of the Royal Anthem, "God Save the Queen," followed by a short version (the first four and last four bars) of the National Anthem, "O Canada."



Sheet Music for the Royal Salute
The following five pieces comprise one complete set of music:

Royal Salute in Bb (will open a new browser window)
Royal Salute in C alto clef (will open a new browser window)
Royal Salute in C w perc (will open a new browser window)
Royal Salute in EB (will open a new browser window)
Royal Salute in F (will open a new browser window)



Sound File
God Save The Queen (mp3 file)
Royal Salute (wav file)

Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
The Honourable Mayann E. Francis, O.N.S., DHumL