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

Composer
John Stafford Smith
Year of composition
1778
Arranger
Lyricist
Ralph Tomlinson
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

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.

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