That makes sense in retrospect.Originally posted by bignaf:
I don't know all of the asian anthems, but some of them sounded western merely because of instrumentation and harmonization. the melodies were all oriental sounding (the ones I've heard).
I got the same feeling listening to it. It had that sad, yiddish fiddle sense about it.Originally posted by bignaf:
The Israel anthem also appears in "the Moldau" by smetana. or something really similar to the 1st phrase of it. it's a good anthem since it's easy to sing, much easier than the horrible American one, but unfortunately is in minor mode so it doesn't sound very confident and martial. it's more nostalgic-like.