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Star-Spangled Banner. Sheet music for Flute, page 1.

Star-Spangled Banner

Sheet music for flute

Alt. Title: USA national anthem
Info: "The Star-Spangled Banner" is the national anthem of the United States. The lyrics come from the "Defence of Fort M'Henry", a poem written on September 14, 1814, by 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 Baltimore Harbor during the Battle of Baltimore 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. This setting, renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner", soon became a well-known U.S. patriotic song. With a wide tone range, it is known for being very 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 United States Navy in 1889, and by U.S. president Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Date: 1814
Artist: Francis Scott Key and John Stafford Smith
Instrument: Flute
Key: Bb major
Range: Bb4 - F6
Time signature: 3/4
Tempo: 96 BPM
Duration: 1:05
Pages: 1
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Anthem
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