The Star-Spangled Banner (Smith, John Stafford)

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The Anacreontic Song

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Fynnjamin (2011/3/21)

Publisher. Info. The Vocal Enchantress
London: J. Fielding, 1783.
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Misc. Notes Melody and text only.
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Publisher. Info. A 5th Book of Canzonets, Catches, Canons & Glees
London: for the Author (Stafford Smith), 1799.
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Misc. Notes Harmonized in 3 parts.
The full noveletta-style title of this collection is A 5th Book of Canzonets, Catches, Canons & Glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the Piano-Forte subjoined where necessary to melodize the score
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For Mixed Chorus and Orchestra (Hudson)

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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

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For Voice, Mixed Chorus and Piano (Tucker)

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Jiloxiga (2014/1/4)

Publisher. Info. Providence: Oliver Shaw, 1840.
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Misc. Notes "A Harrisong Song & Chorus, Written by A Whig of Providence, for the cause of Harrison and Reform". Arranged for voice, three-part chorus and piano. Same author as The People are Rousing, an original composition.
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Robert A. Hudson (2010/1/14)

Arranger Józef Hofmann (1876–1957)
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Robert A. Hudson (2010/3/23)

Arranger Walter Damrosch (1862–1950)
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Dean Shannon (2012/3/24)

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Misc. Notes 1918 Service version.
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Rah9639 (2015/11/3)

Editor Robert A. Hudson
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Misc. Notes from The Golden Book of Favorite Songs (p.67)
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Afp0815 (2014/6/27)

Arranger John Hyatt Brewer (1856-1931)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1909. Plate 21410.
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Misc. Notes Written for the Carnegie Mellon Originals
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For 4 Saxophones (Fritz)

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For String Quartet (Anonymous)

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Hobbypianist (2007/6/21)

Arranger Leopold Godowsky (1870–1938)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, 1921. Plate 29987.
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Peter (2006/12/27)

Arranger Józef Hofmann (1876–1957)
Publisher. Info. New York: Carl Fischer, 1918. Plate 21188-2
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Guifre (2007/8/19)

Arranger Sergei Rachmaninoff (1874–1943)
Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d.(ca.1950).
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Olmsted (2011/4/4)

Arranger Robert Morrison Stults (1861-1933)
Publisher. Info. The Etude Magazine, March 1918.
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser.
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Misc. Notes Printed together with "America" (My Country 'Tis Of Thee) under the title, American National Anthems. (The United States government did not designate a national anthem until 1931.)
"Good playable arrangements of the two national anthems, transcribed for piano solo, especially for the Etude. Grade III."
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Robert A. Hudson (2011/6/4)

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Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
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Publisher. Info. The University Society, 467-2, 1918. Plate 1642
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Text

Addfilenum[1] (Only the first verse is usually sung. Very occasionally one also hears the fourth verse.)

O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore dimly seen, thro' the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected, now shines on the stream;
'Tis the star-spangled banner: oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash'd out their foul footstep's pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand,
Between their loved homes and the war's desolation;
Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that has made and preserved us as a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust";
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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General Information

Work Title The Star-Spangled Banner
Alternative. Title Original title: The Anacreontic Song
Composer Smith, John Stafford
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1778
First Publication. 1779-1780 as The Anacreontic Song — London: Longman & Broderip, 3 pages.
1814 as The Star-Spangled Banner
Librettist Francis Scott Key (1779–1843) 1814
Ralph Tomlinson (The Anacreontic Song)
Language English
Dedication To the American People
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Related Works American National Anthems (Stults, Robert Morrison)
Extra Information National anthem of the United States. (The U.S. Congress so designated it in 1931.) The original words for the music, entitled The Anacreontic Song, were written by Ralph Tomlinson. Francis Scott Key wrote an earlier text for this melody in 1805, When the Warrior Returns, in commemoration of Stephen Decatur's victory in the naval battle in Tripoli. The melody was extremely popular in both England and the United States at the time. According to James Fuld's The Book of World-Famous Music (5th ed., 2000, Dover), there were more than 85 lyric poems set to this tune - mostly of a patriotic nature - published between 1790 and 1820 in the United States alone.