Yehudi Menuhin in USA - between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century

from Unfinished Journey, page 49:

Before the United States officially sanctioned a national anthem and was still hesitating between “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Bloch hoped that the hymn ending his Fourth Symphony might be preferred to either. This happiness was denied him: as all the world knows, “The Star-Spangled Banner” was finally adopted. During the Second World War, I was to play it untold times and appreciated its martial virtues, although the unaggressive nobility of the chorale “My Country ‘Tis of Thee,” better known to the British as “God Save the Queen” appealed…   more >>
cite as

Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 49. accessed: 2 December, 2023

location of experience: USA


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

Listening to

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Star Spangled Banner and 'My Country, 'Tis of Thee'/God Save the Queen
written by John Bull, John Stafford Smith

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 20th Century and mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in public

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:02:35 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:36:43 +0000