Tuesday, February 10, 2009
AN ANTHEM'S AN ANTHEM; A HYMN'S A HYMN...
Next time you hear the singing of our national anthem, will you hear a diva trying to "make it her own," sliding up and down the scales, adjusting the keys, changing everything but the words... ? That only serves to reduce the majesty, distract from the meaning ... A hymn is a hymn; an anthem's an anthem; both deserve to be sung in that manner. Forget "making it your own." It belongs to us all.
Posted by roseabouttown (Rose Moore) at 9:00 AM