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    Quote Originally Posted by JesTperfect! View Post

    Perhaps I'm just getting caught up in the olympic spirit (did you know that, until a couple of days ago, Cornwall had won more golds than Australia?! ),
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    Hey Yorkshire are about 11th in the medals table :P
    Maybe we should separate Scotland's tally as well? ;O)
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    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland View Post
    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....
    If it was such a rush why didn't he just leave our anthem alone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianroberts View Post
    the bloke is a philastine ! its not the National Anthem without the "Ta da da da"
    Quote Originally Posted by classicbrass View Post
    ... apparently, (The Queen) has never liked the 'missing' bar.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland View Post
    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.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19180559
    Quite. Doesn't excuse the rest of it, though, does it ... ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo Music Press View Post
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    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.
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    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.
    (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!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam bass View Post
    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.
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Yelland View Post
    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.....
    ...because group 4 securicor didn;t meet their contract obligations?
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