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Star-Spangled Banner, The (orch Sousa) (arr Murtha)

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John Stafford Smith

John Stafford Smith (orch. John Philip Sousa) (Harmonized Damrosch) (ed. Paul Murtha)

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General Info

Year: 1814 / 1918 /
Duration: c. 1:25
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Sousa, along with Walter Damrosch and three others, was appointed to a committee established by the U.S. Bureau of Education to standardize The Star Spangled Banner. This [1918] version is the result.

-Program Note from John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works


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State Ratings

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  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Concert Band (Ray Stewart, conductor) – 5 March 2020
  • Kings Park Concert Band (Springfield/Burke, Va.) (Richard Bergman, conductor) – 9 April 2016
  • Association of Texas Small School Bands Concert Band (Philip Clements, conductor; United States Herald Trumpets) - 13 February 2016 (2016 TMEA Conference, San Antonio)
  • Keene (N.H.) State College Concert Band (James Chesebrough, conductor) - 7 April 2009

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  • Bierley, P. (1973). John Philip Sousa: A Descriptive Catalog of His Works. University of Illinois Press; Urbana, pp. 149.