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oh...okay...well I liked it.

do you just not really like organ music
It depends. I mean, I love hearing the old hymns on an old pipe organ. I think the biggest detractor for me on this piece was the separation between the notes. The Star Spangled Banner is not a march & shouldn't be played so marcato. It's a smooth, beautiful love song written for our country as it was being attacked (written by a captured Francis Scott Keys on the deck of a British warship as it bombarded the Fort at West Point during the War of 1812).
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It depends. I mean, I love hearing the old hymns on an old pipe organ. I think the biggest detractor for me on this piece was the separation between the notes. The Star Spangled Banner is not a march & shouldn't be played so marcato. It's a smooth, beautiful love song written for our country as it was being attacked (written by a captured Francis Scott Keys on the deck of a British warship as it bombarded the Fort at West Point during the War of 1812).
Yes it was played like a processional. He has artistic liscence because its an improvization. He's not actually playing The Star Spangled Banner...he's incorperating its motif into a magnificent work of art. Its kinda like what you'd expect to be playing on the Organ of Saint Paul's Cathedral as the Procession leads out after the Thanksgiving day service for the American Community in London. They parade down the nave with Standards...you cant do that to a love song without making it a march in exactly the same way you would make The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Now I've heard that one sung like a love song, and its repulsive...its like a durge, and makes the singer sound drunk, if its not performed as a proper regimental march.

I guess, I just thought you'd like it because of what its based on
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Yes it was played like a processional. He has artistic liscence because its an improvization. He's not actually playing The Star Spangled Banner...he's incorperating its motif into a magnificent work of art. Its kinda like what you'd expect to be playing on the Organ of Saint Paul's Cathedral as the Procession leads out after the Thanksgiving day service for the American Community in London. They parade down the nave with Standards...you cant do that to a love song without making it a march in exactly the same way you would make The Battle Hymn of the Republic. Now I've heard that one sung like a love song, and its repulsive...its like a durge, and makes the singer sound drunk, if its not performed as a proper regimental march.
I think this is why I wasn't overly thrilled. I hate it when people try to take "artistic license" with the Banner. It's not supposed to be improvised or embellished. it's not about the performer & their capabilities. The point is to draw attention to the words and (more importantly) to the nation. Whenever a singer starts throwing in arpegios & vibrado & stuff, it always tends to piss me off.

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I guess, I just thought you'd like it because of what its based on
It's because I love the piece so much that I dislike the amendments. The organist is very skilled & I would normally have been impressed, but I personally don't like people messing with the Star Spangled Banner.
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oh...okay....sorry
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oh...okay....sorry
You don't have to apologize, I'm just saying it's not my cup of tea. There's tons of Americans who love it when people embellish the Anthem. I'm just not one of them.
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Carrie Underwood ~Before he Cheats.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32D9HbRvDWM

From the Kill Bill 2 soundtrack (About Her)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gLaswT-C_U

Price of Freedom~ Random Disorder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0Sa0iFRIqs

I have some more, just don't feel like digging up the video.

You Thought Wrong by Kelly Clarkson ft. Tamayra Grey

Nobody's Fool by Cinderella
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Pretty impressive. I think I knew all but 6 of the songs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm9L6...layer_embedded
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:35 PM
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The perhaps even more impressive response:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP4LO...eature=related
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:47 PM
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And the principle which makes both of those videos (and all mash-ups) possible:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1fQ1...eature=related
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