The Star-Spangled Banner
The United States National Anthem
Words by Francis Scott Key, music attributed to John Stafford Smith / arr. Jack Bullock
Belwin Concert Band
2.5 (Easy to Medium Easy)
Why another arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner?" While watching a TV sports show, Dr. Bullock was dismayed after hearing a particularly poor performance flawed with wrong lyrics and the incorporation of personal musical phrases intertwined with the traditional melody. So, don't just play your marching band version in a concert setting, but rather program this tasteful reverent rendition which is certain to be moving in your concert environment.