The Anacreontic Song - To Anacreon in Heav’n (Star Spangled Banner)

John Stafford Smith
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These are the original words to this song. The melody was somewhat adapted and then used for what became the American National Anthem,’The Star Spangled Banner’. Melody, bass line and chorus parts are transcribed from the original publication. There are a number of differences between this song and the Star Spangled Banner - particularly certain F naturals in the melody which we are used to hearing as F sharps.

If you perform this arrangement, please give me credit in the program and let me know. I would be grateful for a copy of any program where it appears.

Score ID
John Stafford Smith
Year of composition
Ralph Tomlinson
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
1 minute
Voice + keyboard
Classical music

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