关于国歌的事实
安德鲁·帕克-2022年3月21日

E每个人都知道美国国歌以“O'er the land of the free and the home of the勇士”结尾但是你对这首美国第一歌曲了解多少呢?下面是一些你可能不知道的其他人。

 

Music notation of US anthem on American flag

盖蒂影业/利乐影业

 

首先,业余诗人兼词曲作家弗朗西斯·基创作了《星条旗》,即今天的美国国歌。尽管弗朗西斯·基最初打算为现在的国歌伴奏流行音乐,但他没有给它命名。然后,在弗朗西斯·基(FrancisKey)将这首诗的歌词铺开在信的背面后的一周内,巴尔的摩的报纸将这首诗的诗句刊登在了侧面。11月,巴尔的摩一家音乐商店出版了这首诗,并将其命名为《星条旗》。凯不仅仅是一个业余诗人;他是华盛顿一位杰出的人物,经营着一家成功的法律事务所,并在安德鲁·杰克逊的《橱柜》中担任过一位值得信赖的顾问1833年,他成为美国律师,并起诉了多起案件。他也是一名奴隶,但也是美国殖民协会的创始人之一,该协会帮助数千名自由黑人返回非洲。

 

The poem did not become the anthem until more than a century after its composition. The Star-Spangled Banner was among the more popular patriotic songs during the war of 1812. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order assigning it as the national anthem for all military events. This order wasn’t immediately signed into law, though, as it went through forty failed attempts, until in 1931 when the Star-Spangled poem was formally designated as the United States’ national anthem.
Although the Star-Spangled Banner has four verses, patriotic and sporting events only use the first verse. Also, the Star-Spangled Banner is one of the most challenging songs to sing appropriately, even as an experienced singer. Some unforgettable renditions of the anthem include Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Kelly Clarkson.

 

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