The National Anthem

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The National Anthem

Postby Tin Man » Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:49 am

...........how it is supposed to sound.....

Our National Anthem sung by 500 high school choir students in a high-rise hotel. Each night before curfew, they gather on their balconies to sing the Star-Spangled Banner from the balconies of the 18-story atrium at Louisville’s downtown Hyatt Regency as part of the Kentucky Music Educators convention.

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Re: The National Anthem

Postby rivers » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:42 am

:thumbsup:
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Lmo » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:34 am

Thank you for posting that. The "butchering" of our National Anthem, under the guise of artistic freedom, is one of my pet-peeves.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Wanderrad » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:55 am

Very moving. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Kilometers2 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:01 am

Lmo wrote:Thank you for posting that. The "butchering" of our National Anthem, under the guise of artistic freedom, is one of my pet-peeves.



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Re: The National Anthem

Postby URAL CT » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:27 am

Thanks Mike! Beautiful :clap: ...very nice touch especially after I just finished reading the book "1776" last night.
I could never understand why singers have to scream when singing our national anthem.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Lokiboy » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:50 pm

Thank you so much for posting. I actiually got a tear in my eye thinking about how lucky I am to live is such a wonderful country.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby INSUBORDINATOR » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:35 pm

WONDERFUL ! Thank You.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby DRC458 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:03 am

Wow. Impressive. I don't know how you even coordinate 500 voices spread out over 18 floors, but they did an amazing job. They barely got started before I was tearing up.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Eric H » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:26 am

Beautiful!

Definitely a lump in my throat!
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby GirlsLoveUrals2 » Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:52 pm

That was absolutely, Fantastic!! :bow:
I wish I could have been there, in person, to hear that!
Thank you, for posting! :clap:
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Tin Man » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:18 pm

GirlsLoveUrals2 wrote:That was absolutely, Fantastic!! :bow:
I wish I could have been there, in person, to hear that!
Thank you, for posting! :clap:


I think you have that opportunity. Every night of the All State Choir conference at about 11pm, everyone comes out to the balconies of the 18 story Hyatt hotel to sing the National Anthem. YouTube has several of these to watch, I chose this version as my favorite. :cheers:
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby GHGoodwin » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:42 pm

THNX.
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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Lmo » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:16 pm

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Not to take away from this truly awesome* rendition in the least. But I think any national anthem, sung with devotion and verve is a tear jerker. It's who we are, and you don't have to speak the tongue to feel the emotion.











* awe·some a really worn out word in the current American vocabulary - but it really is an awesome rendition of the SSB.
ˈôsəm/
adjective
adjective: awesome

extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear.
"the awesome power of the atomic bomb"
synonyms: breathtaking, awe-inspiring, magnificent, wonderful, amazing, stunning, staggering, imposing, stirring, impressive

We're free Americans, free to sing it any damned way we please, but sometimes it just bugs me. Our family is from southern Indiana, the next time we're in Columbus, we'll be taking a little side trip down to Lullavull.

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Re: The National Anthem

Postby Tin Man » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:02 pm

As much as the song itself I find the spontaneity very uplifting. I agree that almost any anthem can have an effect when it is done well.....but the example shown is done by a bunch of high school students that may (but probably don't) know each other, sans accompaniment, in a hotel lobby separated horizontally and vertically by 18 stories. Not quite the same as the others which are all "productions". Other than knowing the words, there is no way for the students to actually practice as a unit, prior to the convention. Yeah, pretty freakin cool. :cheers:
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