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Handel's "Foundling Hospital Anthem" Replaced by Composer Luke Styles After 260 Years >>

After 260 years, The Foundling Museum is passing the torch on its cherished anthem: the "The Foundling Hospital Anthem", originally composed by the beloved German-English composer George Frideric Handel for the hospital. It will pass to Luke Styles, the new composer-in-residence at the hospital. The new work, officially called the "Foundling Museum Anthem" was inspired by the original and, according to Rhinegold Publishing, was performed in February by the early music ensemble La Nuova Musica alongside children from Argyle Primary School.

The Column: Renée Fleming's National Anthem at Superbowl XLVIII...What Controversy? >>

What's the fuss all about? The U.S. morning news bulletins are full of the news that, shock, horror, "Opera singer to sing national anthem at Superbowl." And? And yet the news teams (news!) are earnestly discussing the rights and wrongs of the decision to invite Renée Fleming to this august occasion, reading out (mostly hostile) tweets and reassuring viewers that, yes, she is actually pretty darn good.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Marvin Gaye >>

In honor of America's 237th birthday, Classicalite takes a look back on some of the more, err, idiosyncratic renditions of this great country's national anthem.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," Jimi Hendrix >>

In honor of America's 237th birthday, Classicalite takes a look back on some of the more, err, idiosyncratic renditions of this great country's national anthem.

"The Star-Spangled Banner," José Feliciano >>

In honor of America's 237th birthday, Classicalite takes a look back on some of the more, err, idiosyncratic renditions of this great country's national anthem.

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