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About starspangledmusic

StarSpangledMusic.Org is a project of the not-for-profit Star Spangled Music Foundation. It is administered by Professor Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and Dr. Susan Key, a musicologist of American music who resides in California.

NEW “Historical” SATB Banner Arrangement—Guest Post: Ross W. Duffin of Quire Cleveland

FREE SCORE! Click Image to download or go to our free scores page “Historical” SATB Arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner” Arranged 2012 by Ross W. Duffin Note: credit “Arranged by Ross W. Duffin” and please email microloguspress@gmail.com with performance information. … Continue reading

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Poets & Patriots Live! Now on Youtube

Our Poets & Patriots Live! recording release recital is now archived and available on our starspangledmusic Youtube channel. This lecture recital offers an artistic journey through the history of the United States national anthem from its roots in an English … Continue reading

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Happy Presidents’ Day—Poets & Patriots Live at 8pm EST

UPDATE: the entire Poets & Patriots Live recital is now available on Youtube — click here! To celebrate “George Washington’s Birthday” (aka. Presidents’ Day), the University of Michigan’s American Music Institute with the Star Spangled Music Foundation presents Poets & … Continue reading

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Francis Scott Key & George Washington’s Birthday (aka. Presidents Day?)

NOTE: In celebration of George Washington’s Birthday, the Star Spangled Music Foundation will present Poets & Patriots in recital at Stamps Auditorium on the University of Michigan’s north campus at 8:00 p.m. Click here for more information. The wandering apostrophe … Continue reading

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Poets & Patriots Recital—Live Stream & CD Release on Feb. 17

Join us on Monday, February 17 at 8:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of our landmark recording project—Poets & Patriots: A Tuneful History of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The recital will be streamed live via uStream (click here) and anyone near … Continue reading

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Year 200 Guest Post—On Teaching “The Star-Spangled Banner” in American Studies and Music Courses by Will Fulton

For Music in the U.S.: A Cultural Perspective, an interdisciplinary course that is cross-listed in American Studies and Music, I scheduled the opening unit on “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  In beginning the course with the “Banner,” my aim was to examine … Continue reading

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A Banner Year Is Here!

2014 begins the eight and a half month run up to the 200th birthday of the U.S national anthem—”The Star Spangled Banner”! The Star Spangled Music Foundation and its partners have developed an exciting year of exhibits, performances, publications and … Continue reading

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