Star-Spangled Banner (arr Fillmore)
Subtitle: The Trumpeting Arrangement
Year: 1814 / 1934 / 1959 / 1973
Duration: c. 1:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.
For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III-IV
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from "Defence of Fort M'Henry," a poem written in 1814 by the 35-year-old lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key after witnessing the bombardment of Fort McHenry by British ships of the Royal Navy in the Chesapeake Bay during the Battle of Fort McHenry in the War of 1812.
The poem was set to the tune of a popular British song written by John Stafford Smith for the Anacreontic Society, a men's social club in London. To Anacreon in Heaven (or the Anacreontic Song), with various lyrics, was already popular in the United States. Set to Key's poem and renamed The Star-Spangled Banner, it would soon become a well-known American patriotic song. With a range of one octave and one fifth (a semitone more than an octave and a half), it is known for being difficult to sing. Although the poem has four stanzas, only the first is commonly sung today.
The Star-Spangled Banner was recognized for official use by the Navy in 1889, and by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931 (46 Stat. 1508, codified at 36 U.S.C. § 301), which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Before 1931, other songs served as the hymns of American officialdom. Hail, Columbia served this purpose at official functions for most of the 19th century. My Country, 'Tis of Thee, whose melody is identical to God Save the Queen, the British national anthem, also served as a de facto anthem. Following the War of 1812 and subsequent American wars, other songs emerged to compete for popularity at public events, among them The Star-Spangled Banner.
- Program Notes from Wikipedia
- Audio CD: Band of the United States Air Force Reserve - 2006
None discovered thus far.
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Works for Winds by this Composer
- Patriotic Prologue/The Star-Spangled Banner (arr. Hernandez)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr. Stamp) (1814/2002)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Balmages) (1814/1934/1959/2014)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Bowles) (1814/1974)
- Star-Spangled Banner (arr. Fillmore) (1814/1973)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Frackenpohl) (1814/1982)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Higgins) (1814)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Madden) (arr. Madden) (1814/1972)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Moffit) (arr. Moffit) (1814/1964)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr O'Loughlin) (arr. O'Loughlin) (1814/2017)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Smith) (arr. Steve Smith) (1814/1985)
- Star-Spangled Banner (arr. William Bramwell Smith and Raymond Kirby) (1814)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Swearingen) (1814/2005)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Werle) (1814/1958?)
- Star-Spangled Banner (arr. Eric Whitacre) (1814/2018)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Williams) (1814/2004)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (orch Sousa) (harmonized Damrosch; arr. Brion) (1814/1917/2013)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (orch Sousa) (arr Murtha) (arr. Murtha) (1814/1918/)
- Star-Spangled Banner, The (arr Shaffer)
- Fillmore, H. (1959). Star-Spangled Banner: The Trumpeting Arrangement [score]. Carl Fischer: [s.l.].
- Star-Spangled Banner, Wikipedia