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No, We (the Royal 'we' ) would love it if everyone around the world stood for it. As they do in the 'Last Night of the Proms' in the Royal Albert Hall, London every summer, where all the different nationalities in the audience wave their own flags but still sing Elgar in English. Reminds 'Us' of the glorious time when Britain ruled the world....
BTW, We also stand for 'Jerusalem', even though according to my atlas, Jerusalem is nowhere near England......
"I don't play accurately - anyone can play accurately - but I play with wonderful expression. As far as the piano is concerned, sentiment is my forte. I keep science for Life."
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Thanks for the response bennevis ... in my student days I was lucky enough to attend an Albert Hall prom and experience the Brit bonding with the singing of "Land of Hope and Glory" ... one of the special memories of my London 4 years.
My question was really pointed at the Yanks (both sides of the Maison Dixon line) ... wondering if Sir Edward Elgar's marches found favour in the USA.