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Maybe we should separate Scotland's tally as well? ;O)
There is an interview with Philip Sheppard in today's Times. Interesting points include the fact that he was given just 3 months to research, arrange and score all 205 anthems and 6 days to record them all with the LPO. Editing included cutting Uruguay's 6 minute marathon down to 1 minute, and having to loop Uganda's anthem, which is only 9 bars long, to make it long enough for the flag to get to the top of the flagpole (he needn't have bothered - they haven't won any gold medals).
If it was such a rush why didn't he just leave our anthem alone?
According to an item on the BBC website, the 'ta da da da' bit was not in the original version (which I can well believe), so the version we are all familiar with is itself a corruption of the original anyway. So there.
Quite. Doesn't excuse the rest of it, though, does it ... ?
I'm with him! If Mr S. says it's inept so be it!
Uganda have just won a gold medal in the Men's Marathon. Looking forward to hearing the 8 or 9 bars looped, so that the anthem is long enough to see the flag to the top.
I can't actually believe I'm about to say this but after hearing it for the last two weeks I've actually grown to quite like it:redface:.
(Incidentally, one of my housemates from uni, who actually happens to be a euphonium player, was the man responsible for recording every one of the anthems- I think he did rather a good job!)
The loop certainly caught out Stephen Kiprotich - his hand went up to wave to the corwd after nine bars, and came down sheepishly when he heard the muted refrain!
...because group 4 securicor didn;t meet their contract obligations?
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