On Tuesday 6 December 2016 at 12.00 hrs, the Danish Royal Guard Music Band performed a special song, “Marsch Siamese”, during the ceremony of the changing of guards at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen in remembrance of the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the late King of Thailand.
The song “Marsch Siamese” was composed in 1890 by Hans Niel Hass, the bandmaster of the Royal Danish Guard Band, at that time. The song was dedicated in the honour of Mom Rajawongse Satarn Snidvongs who came to Denmark for officers training in the Royal Guards and served in the Danish military during 1883-1892. After returning to Thailand, he continued his military career, and later went on to become Minister of various Ministries.
The tradition of the Royal Guard Music Band playing the “Marsch Siamese” to celebrate the Birthday Anniversary of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was initiated in 2014.
The “Marsch Siamese” is one of many symbols of the friendship between Thailand and Denmark and their royal families.
Source: Embassy of Denmark in Bangkok