New Mars Forums

Official discussion forum of The Mars Society and MarsNews.com

You are not logged in.

Announcement

Announcement: As a reader of NewMars forum, we have opportunities for you to assist with technical discussions in several initiatives underway. NewMars needs volunteers with appropriate education, skills, talent, motivation and generosity of spirit as a highly valued member. Write to newmarsmember * gmail.com to tell us about your ability's to help contribute to NewMars and become a registered member.

#1 2017-07-11 00:55:04

jburk
Webmaster
From: Seattle, WA
Registered: 2011-11-17
Posts: 151
Website

The Mars Anthem - "Rise To Mars"


James Burk | Director of InfoTech & MarsVR | The Mars Society
jburk@marssociety.org  |  +1 (206) 601-7143

Offline

#2 2017-07-12 00:50:50

louis
Member
From: UK
Registered: 2008-03-24
Posts: 6,858

Re: The Mars Anthem - "Rise To Mars"

Not a bad effort. Quite like the opening bars. But the chorus is too reminiscent of the La Marsellaise chorus and the lyrics are a little clunky. Not to say the task is that easy...finding something nice to rhyme with terraforming would be difficult! Also, although I appreciate the European classical tradition, I think for a new home for humanity, we perhaps need something with a wider series of musical reference points. That might be difficult as well, but could be worth the effort. Some lyrical ideas of my own:


"Mars, that was meant for war, will live in peace. "

"Vast distance we have travelled to make this land our home,
Melt water from the valleys, grow food beneath the dome." 

"To make a green, serene and homely land."


Let's Go to Mars...Google on: Fast Track to Mars blogspot.com

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB