To perform each of the songs included on the Poets & Patriots recording, Prof. Mark Clague and producer Andrew Kuster edited and typeset each song in a fresh edition that paired the complete lyric with an historically appropriate musical arrangement. This required a few minor corrections to the music plus deft realization of the text to match melody to verse. Click here for contents listing.
The result is our new Star Spangled Songbook ($25), a spiral-bound sheet music edition of seventy-three different patriotic songs and Anacreontic parodies in all-new musical notation suitable for performance. We’ve realized the sheet music complete and in full and have also found practical ways to minimize errors in performance by writing out abbreviations and tricky repeats in full. The music can be used in American music concerts or in schools to showcase the history of Francis Scott Key’s anthem.
Click here to order your copy of the book for $$25 + shipping or get the accompanying recordings here.
Please also consider a donation to the non-profit 501(c)(3) Star Spangled Music Foundation to support this onging work.
- The one exception being the Stravinsky arrangement, which is under license and cannot be further reproduced. Although there is no performance fee needed for this version as Stravinsky gave that right to all Americans without charge.