Category Archives: SSB Videos

Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in Non-Music Classrooms

OVERVIEW by Mary L.Vincent – Monroe Public Schools This lesson series is a compilation of 5 short videos lessons (each approximately 6 minutes long) that help students rehearse singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”  The videos integrate relevant locations and historical perspectives related … Continue reading

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The Anthem at War

The Anthem at War Language Arts, Music, Theater, and Art (Optional) 5th Grade Paul Herrera, American Union Elementary This lesson is for the classroom teacher who wants to incorporate music into their curriculum. This four lesson unit (that can be expanded … Continue reading

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Spangled Mythconception #4: Key’s Banner is Based on a Bawdy Old English Drinking Song

MYTH #4: Key’s Banner is based on the melody of a bawdy old English drinking song CORRECTION: “The Anacreontic Song” was the constitutional anthem of an elite, London-based, amateur music society… but it gets complicated. Francis Scott Key would have … Continue reading

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Spangled Mythconception #3: Key Wrote a “Poem” Later Set to Music by Someone Else

MYTH #3: Francis Scott Key wrote a “poem” later set to music by someone else CORRECTION: “The Star-Spangled Banner” was always conceived of by Key as a song and he wrote his “lyric” to fit a specific melody of his … Continue reading

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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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