Monday, September 25, 2017

The Star-Spangled Banner

The National anthem is currently a flashpoint of controversy. I plan to comment on that. But for the moment I'd like to focus on something else. The national anthem is hard to sing because its one and a half octave range is either too high or too low for most untrained voices. Even most soloists who are tapped to sing it at sporting events aren't really up to the challenge. However, here's a fine performance by a great Verdi baritone:

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