Star-Spangled Banner

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  1. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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    Good morning trumpet world. Sunday, September 14, 2014 is the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner. I am proud to be able to play it on a 1830 keyed bugle in the style as it was written. It did not become our national anthem until 1931. Please take out your trumpets and inform your neighbors.
     
  2. Rapier

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    Only the words. Tune is ours and older than that.
     
  3. Sterling

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    John Stafford Smith 1760. Thanks England!
     
  4. Rapier

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    You're welcome.
     
  5. Sterling

    Sterling Mezzo Forte User

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    We steal from the best!
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    I've a picture of the plaque (from somewhere on the internet) affixed to Gloucester Cathedral commemorating John Stafford Smith's composition of the music that became our U.S. National Anthem.
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    Don't think so! If so, he would have only been 10 years old (1750-1836) when he composed To Anacreon In Heaven for the London Anacreontic Society, from which the music for The Star Spangled Banner derives.
     
  8. Rapier

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    And Gloucester Cathedral flies the US flag to this day.
     
  9. Sterling

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    Cool! When was the tune written then?
     
  10. ConnDirectorFan

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    1770s or 1778 if Wikipedia is to be believed
     

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