The Star-Spangled Banner for 5 Violins! FREE PDFs coming to my website-Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 History: • Originally an English fraternity drinking song written by the British composer, John Stafford Smith (1750 – 1836) this was called "To Anacreon in Heaven." • Centuries later, it would be re-versed with patriotic poems by Francis Scott Key, most commonly his "Defense of Fort McHenry," written in 1814. • Key's poem sung to Smith's fraternity song came to be called "The Star-Spangled Banner," and officially became the United State's national anthem in 1931.
• I wanted to reflect the canon of efforts present in the U.S. The song going happily, and seamlessly from beginning to end, all harmonies changing in perfect simultaneity, and all parts in homophony does not reflect anything of the United States at any point. • Different groups make advancements at different times. Some voices are heard, while others, trying just are hard, go unnoticed as the footstool of trickle-down homophony. • While the original melody stays an an unchanged cantus firmus— a paradigm of forward progression, the harmonic progress is slower, the effort harder, and the resolutions not as final as are typically heard. • The climax of the arrangement, typically a Major I, I have troped to be a Minor vi to exude the struggle, even at our best moments. The close, however, is left to the optimism of its typical authentic cadence.
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