Category Archives: Composers

Spangled Mythconception #8: Igor Stravinsky’s Mug Shot & “Illegal” Anthem

MYTH #8: A mug shot offers proof of composer Igor Stravinsky’s arrest by the Boston Police for desecrating a national symbol after conducting a performance of his own arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with the Boston Symphony. CORRECTION: The supposed … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Two Centuries of a Song — 4PM Live Stream

Two hundred years ago today, the “dawn’s early light” broke over Fort McHenry and illuminated a flag symbolizing resilience and courage. Two hundred years later, the song written by Francis Scott Key in praise of the fort’s defenders still waves … Continue reading

Posted in 200, American Music Institute, Arrangements, History, John Stafford Smith, Mark Clague, Music Choral, U-Michigan | Leave a comment

Banner Moment #2—Oct. 3, 1787—First Documented Performance of the Melody

Banner Moments History Series (forward / back) While “The Anacreontic Song” was written in 1775 or ’76, The London Times (which believe it or not reported and reviewed Anacreontic Society meetings) did not start publishing until ten years later, so … Continue reading

Posted in Anacreontic Society, Arrangements, Banner Moments, John Stafford Smith, Mark Clague, Melody, Mr. Sedgwick, The Anthem | 3 Comments

Singing the SSB Video Lesson 5

Click Here for Video Lesson 5 http://youtu.be/rgr0VFtf6Ds Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 4

Click Here for Video Lesson 4 http://youtu.be/Qm235RHdGi0 Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

Posted in 200, Art, Banner Birthdays, Banner Moments, Battle of Baltimore, Composers, Education, Elementary, Events, F.S. Key, Fort McHenry, Grade Level, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, Grades K-2, Great Ideas, High School, History, History, Language Arts, Melody, Middle School, Music Band, Music Choral, Music Orchestral, Mythconceptions, Organizations, People, Places, Smithsonian, Social Studies, SSB Videos, Star Spangled Music Day, Subject Area, Teaching Ideas, The Anthem, Visual Art, War of 1812, Wars, Web Resources | 1 Comment

Singing the SSB Video Lesson 3

Click Here for Video Lesson 3 http://youtu.be/cGDczAsS5tY Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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Singing the SSB Video Lesson 2

Click Here for Video Lesson 2 http://youtu.be/DPZ0mVrtGjw Materials Needed Internet access to YouTube Computer with projector (for students to view YouTube videos) Speakers (for students to hear the YouTube videos) Activities – Watch the video lesson linked above.  During the … Continue reading

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