Approved by Her Majesty in 1968, the Royal Salute is a musical greeting and mark of respect. It is performed whenever the Lieutenant Governor attends an event.
The salute consists of the first six bars of the Royal Anthem – God Save the Queen – followed by the first four and last four bars of O Canada.
The Royal Salute was known formerly as the vice-regal salute.
Note: For a pipe band, a combination of ‘Mallorca’ and ‘O Canada’ is played for the Royal Salute.
The following five pieces comprise one complete set of music. They are downloadable PDFs.
- Royal Salute in Bb
- Royal Salute in C alto clef
- Royal Salute in C with percussion
- Royal Salute in Eb
- Royal Salute in F
To hear renditions of the Royal Salute and God Save the Queen, click on the links below.