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The story of the creation of the song “God Bless America” (“Lord Bless America”) – an unofficial anthem of the United States
This man in America became what Isaac Dunaevsky was in the USSR. The celebration of Irwin Berlin on his 100th birthday marked a big concert at Carnegie Hall, which was attended by Leonard Bernstein, Isaac Stern, Frank Sinatra and other celebrities. In his creative luggage – music for 19 Broadway musicals, 18 films, in total, about 1000 songs were written. Moreover, 450 of them are famous hits, 282 were among the top ten in popularity, and 35 were honored to make up the immortal song heritage of America. And one of them – “God Bless America” - gained the status of an unofficial anthem of the United States.
GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE … 2001, September 11 – the day of the American tragedy. An emergency meeting with the participation of the Senate and members of the US Congress was called upon to discuss the situation. After short disturbing speeches, the hall froze for a while. All those present began whispering to utter the words of mournful prayer for people whose lives were cut short by a terrible tragedy. One of the senators said louder than others: “Lord, bless America, the land that I love …” and hundreds of people caught his voice. A patriotic song sounded that Irving Berlin wrote while still serving in the army. God Bless America After 20 years, he created her new version, which was sung by American veterans of the 2nd World War, sang it in the rear, it sounds today, when they celebrate national holidays. Continue reading