Monday, May 25, 2009

Missing complexity

I Stand All Amazed” isn’t nearly as cool as it was before they got rid of the tenor/bass antiphony in 1985.

3 comments:

Butter said...

You are on a picking on music kick, huh?

We sang Carry On in RS Sunday. That is a strange song.

Michelle said...

On the picking on hymns train of thought - are the hymns in German much harder to sing than in English? Romanian doesn't fit so well with the LDS hymn melody lines.

David B said...

@Butter: Well, you have to admit that Mormon music is a remarkably easy target. Not as easy as the emo scene, of course, but still…

@Michelle: German and English are really closely related, so a lot of the stuff translates well. The word order is weird in German sometimes, and "Ich bin ein Kind des Herrn" ("I Am a Child of God") really doesn't flow, but it usually works reasonably well. (And some of them—not coincidentally, the more martial-sounding ones—sometimes sound better in German than English, IMO.