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American Anthem

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Gene Sheer

Gene Scheer (arr. Michael Brown)


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Subtitle: From The War


General Info

Year: 1998 / 2009
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I
Flute II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Documentarian Ken Burns has created another masterpiece with his PBS series on World War II entitled The War. Here is the moving anthem featured throughout the series in a touching setting for band.

- Program Note by publisher


The War is a seven-part American documentary television mini-series about World War II from the perspective of the United States. The program was produced by American filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, written by Geoffrey Ward, and narrated primarily by Keith David. It premiered on September 23, 2007.

American Anthem, written by Gene Scheer in 1998, was first performed by Denyce Graves for President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton at the Smithsonian Institution, launching President Clinton’s “Save America's Treasures” initiative. The song was subsequently performed with the United States Army Band and Chorus at the opening ceremonies of the Millennium celebration on the Mall in Washington, D.C. The song was also performed by Denyce Graves at the January 20, 2005 inauguration of George W. Bush. In 2007, the documentary filmmaker Ken Burns featured American Anthem (sung by Norah Jones) in the Emmy Award-winning World War II documentary for PBS, The War.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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Resources

  • Scheer, G.; Brown, M. (2008). American anthem : Featured in The War, a Ken Burns Film [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • The War (2007 TV series), Wikipedia Accessed 30 June 2017