Something Wonderful: Chris Botti Performs The National Anthem - Monday Night Football 11/3/2014

You've found another winner there, Gerard.

Posted by Gordon at November 4, 2014 9:01 AM

The melancholy tenor of this is perfect. It is almost a question: Land of the free? Home of the brave..?

Posted by Leslie at November 4, 2014 9:47 AM

Yes, I thought much the same, Leslie. It is beautiful, and ineffably sad. Almost a requiem.

Posted by Julie at November 4, 2014 10:06 AM

Grace notes indeed. Like a prayer on Election Eve.

Posted by Tuesday Anon at November 4, 2014 10:51 AM

THAT'S the way you improvise, from within the tune.

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!


Posted by Rob De Witt at November 4, 2014 11:27 AM

Beautiful version, simply beautiful. Thanks for posting it, otherwise I'd a missed it. I gave up MNF when they bounced Hank Jr. for speech violations.

Posted by Will at November 4, 2014 1:26 PM

The trumpet is indeed sad and may be hauntingly prophetic. Evil men who have sold their souls are stealing the American spirit and dream.

Posted by Denny at November 4, 2014 2:07 PM

I've always liked Reggie Wayne as a receiver. Now I like him as a man.

Posted by brinster at November 4, 2014 2:26 PM

...and.... it's gone. Glad I got to hear it just once.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at November 5, 2014 5:41 AM

And it's back.... for now.

Posted by Van der Leun at November 5, 2014 6:48 AM