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Star Spangled Banner
Francis Scott Key/arr. by Steve Smith
Star Spangled Banner has been the national anthem of the USA since 1931. The lyrics come from a poem written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British Royal Navy during the War of 1812. The tune was a popular song by John Stafford Smith of London. This different arrangement by Steve Smith is reverent and beautiful.
Last updated on July 9, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band