The learned columnist Dominic Lawson has taken a sour sideswipe at God Save the Queen, which has been heard more than ever before at the London Olympics as a result of Team GB’s triumphs. Dominic thinks it is too much of a dirge.
That depends how it is sung and played.
What we have been hearing is an arrangement by Philip Sheppard, recorded in Abbey Road by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. That arrangement lacks a familiar transition.
Could this be the problem?
UPDATE: And here‘s a protest from the Hungarians.