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Re: Top10 compositions that you don't like but everyone else does
« Reply #280 on: August 07, 2017, 03:30:50 AM »
Why should a sacred anthem not be 'art' music?
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Re: Top10 compositions that you don't like but everyone else does
« Reply #281 on: August 07, 2017, 06:59:08 AM »
Well, most sacred anthems are art music but to my ears Jerusalem is not. Not easy to say why, possibly for the same reason that I don't consider God save the King, The Star-Spangled Banner, La Marseillaise, even Das Lied der Deutschen or the Anthem of Europe 'art' music, even though the latters are based on classical tunes.
Maybe it's a matter of its usage since I've always seen it associated with the British grandeur or similar stuff.

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Re: Top10 compositions that you don't like but everyone else does
« Reply #282 on: August 07, 2017, 07:52:53 AM »
Interesting.  But . . . well, Berlioz’s (or “Berlioz’s8) ) Marche hongroise: classical music or not? Why or why not?
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Re: Top10 compositions that you don't like but everyone else does
« Reply #283 on: August 07, 2017, 07:54:52 AM »
Not sure if I’ve replied here already, which may make me liable to charges of contradicting myself ;) . . . but I don’t believe there is any composition I don’t like that everyone else does.
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« Reply #284 on: August 07, 2017, 08:46:08 AM »
Interesting.  But . . . well, Berlioz’s (or “Berlioz’s8) ) Marche hongroise: classical music or not? Why or why not?
Classical music, no doubt. Why? I don't know...  8)

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Re: Top10 compositions that you don't like but everyone else does
« Reply #285 on: August 07, 2017, 08:55:06 AM »
Classical music, no doubt. Why? I don't know...  8)

Thanks for being a good sport.  The borders are porous, but it is also not uncommon to want to build a wall 0:)
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