On the theme of anthems, I have been spending a morning listening to, of all people, Vera Lynn.
The above was a command performance when she was seventy three
The clip below was from this time last year...
Lots of good footage. I was particulary taken with the fellow at about six minutes who even at 90 years old wept not for himself but for the people he liberated. And even at 83, Vera Lynn has a smokey bass with perfect pitch which brings tears to my eyes.