Music’s Ross Duffin discusses origins of O Canada

Expat musicologist contends O Canada not an original composition

Globe and MailRoss Duffin, the Fynette H. Kulas Professor of Music and Distinguished University Professor at the College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the music of O Canada, as not an original but rather a patchwork of four pre-existing pieces—including previously published works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Wagner, Franz Liszt and Matthias Keller.