24 October 2019 - 25 Tishri 5780 - כ"ה תשרי ה' אלפים תש"פ
Israel’s national anthem in Top Ten E-mail
In a recent straw poll conducted by The Economist, Israel’s national anthem came seventh in the list of the best national anthems in the world.

South Africa’s national anthem, Nkosi Sikelel’ IiAfrika, was named the best national anthem in the world. According to The Economist, what makes a national anthem really good is “a rousing tune to quicken the pulse, some pathos to moisten the eyes and that inexplicable something to make it stand out from all the rest”.

Russia came second, followed by Uruguay, Brazil, Ukraine, Japan, Israel, Nepal, Germany and the US.

God Save the Queen
was slammed for having too many “dreary harmonies” and “platitudes about being victorious and glorious”. South Africa’s anthem is “compositionally unusual” because it shifts (modulates) and ends in a different key. But whoever said unusual was a bad thing?Please login or register to see the full article

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