The history of the States Anthem: myths about its Cossack nature and a cover of Jimi Hendrix
On March 3rd. 1931 of the year... this date was predestined in the history of the United States of America. And now the moment has come when a piece of music that sounds like "A banner crowned with stars."and broke into the hearts and souls of all Americans. It was not just a piece of music, it was a harmony of pride and national spirit, an embodiment of their aspirations and unity.
Notes flowing from the pen of a British composer John Stafford Smithmingled with the majestic tune of words borrowed from the poem "The Defense of Fort McGenery."written by Francis Scott Key. Though originally the music of John Stafford Smith, and was created as a light and . humorous tune in the distant year 1780, it spread across the country and on to the distant colonies. This tune became their voice, a symbol of fortitude and love for their homeland.
So who should we believe?
Rumors that the national anthem of the United States of America may have been related to the Cossack song "Khasbulat the Fortunate" known to many. However, as often happens, the truth turned out to be much more interesting than rumors.
"Elegy" - The romance, which has gone down in history as "Khasbulat the Fortunate," took its first notes on paper perfectly another of the era. He was not born in the days when the U.S. adopted a national anthem, but significantly later. The end of 1858 brought his notes to light when the romance was first published in the pages of a newspaper "Russian invalid".
Musical hearing people here are more likely hindersthan it helps. Those who possess it immediately detect a certain intrigue. parallel between the two pieces. However, careful listening revealed the main point distinction: a path of melodic development. American the hymn has undergone many changeand blossoming in a wide variety of variants. While "Khasbulat the lucky" lingered in the same musical form.
About Russian folklore song
Back in the days when it was still raging. Caucasian WarOfficer. Alexander Ammosov took the pen in his hands to scribble the words, which turned into a lively poetic composition. Ammosov, immersed in the turbulent times of war, witnessed and participated in the event. He joined the ranks warriors under the command of Major General Konstantin Danzas - a figure who was fatefully intertwined with the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin.
Danzas, Pushkin's last second, and Ammosov went together to the fields of the warswhere the spirit of patriotism burned in hearts. These dramatic moments, merging with the epic course of history, have become inspiration for "Khasbulat the Fortunate", as if each line sounded like a war cry reflecting courage and determination.
When, years later, the musical pen was taken up by a composer Olga Agreneva-Slavyanskayaand the sounds took on a new breath. Her skill made the music irresistible and her notes brought events to life past. As a result of Agreneva-Slavyanskaya's arrangement, the music became that magical bridge that carried the past into the future.
The words and sounds of "Khasbulat the Fortunate" have become not only a reflection of the great storiesThis work of art has revealed the colors of greatness and grief, has become a hymn of courage and passion, stirring the soul and reviving the memory of a bygone era. This work of art revealed the colors of greatness and grief, became a hymn of courage and passion, stirring the soul and reviving the memory of the era of distant times.
Jimmy's got a lot of heat
Yeah, we're talking about Jimmie Hendrickswho made his mark here, too. It happened on a summer evening at one of the festivals. Many people had already left the place, leaving a sparse crowd that was determined not to leave.
And here comes on the stage Jimi Hendrix. He looks around his sparse audience, seeing tired faces and the glint of weary eyes. And then it's born ideaborn in the depths of his soul. Hands on the guitar, notes. anthem of the United States begin to play, intertwining with the mood of the evening. Some people think it's something bold and "unusual," but Jimmy doesn't aim to follow conventional standards. This is more than just an anthem. It is his own view of the world, his inner world, freely expressed through the notes.
When his asked When I asked him about this unusual interpretation, he just smiled and shrugged his shoulders. His music is his language, with which he speaks of what cannot be put into words. It wasn't protest or an eccentric performance. It was a musical meditation, a sincere reinterpretation of national symbols through the unique sound of Jimi Hendrix.
"I don't. All I did was I played it. I'm American, so I played it. I used to have to sing it in school, they made me sing it in school."
Feeling the growing tension in the air after a wave of angry letters, a journalist who interviewed the musician decided to call attention to the fact that Jimi Hendrix once served as a member of the 101st airborne division. When he brought up the "unorthodox" version of the hymn again and asked the musician how people might react to such a rendition, Jimmy remained unwavering. Inside himself he was sure of his position.
"It wasn't anything out of the ordinary. I just felt it was beautiful," - He shared his opinion.