Bruce Dickinson, singer of the British hard rock band Iron Maiden, performs at a concert in California.(Getty Images)
Bruce Dickinson, singer of the British hard rock band Iron Maiden, performs at a concert in California.
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Music and the Death of British Public Taste

May 30, 2012  •  From theTrumpet.com
A recent British poll confirms the destruction of Britons’ musical taste and reveals the sinister spirit behind it.
 

In 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, the composer Elgar was reaching a peak in his musical career. He wrote two new works to mark the jubilee, “The Banner of St George” and “The Imperial March.”

The website devoted to chronicling his works comments that both these pieces “captured the mood of public confidence and national celebration, and were immediate and considerable successes.”

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