Star Spangled Banner
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ssbanner.nwc (April 2002) 2 kB
|Full name of work:||Star Spangled Banner|
|Composer:||Stafford-Smith, John (1750-1836)|
|Lyricist:||Key, Francis Scott (1779-1843)|
|Name of file creator:||Jeff Adlon|
|e-mail address:||jadlon "at" bellsouth "dot" net|
|Comments:||I'll share my version of the Star Spangled Banner for brass quintet. It's strongly influenced by 21 years of experience performing the Armed Forces version of the anthem, but I managed to add a few of my own ideas and a couple influenced by a recording of the version from the Brass Band Journal of the late 1800's.|
I wrote it in the strange key because I like the sound the ensemble got in this pitch range. There's also a hidden stave for Eb trumpet. It plays a lot easier on Eb.