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The Star Spangled Banner


The Star Spangled Banner is written in Four-Part Variable Voicing:

early adolescents -- SSCB or SACB,

older adolescents -- SSAB, SSAT, or SSA/Boys

adults -- SSAB, SSAT,  or SSA/Men. 

Although it is a standard four-part design, there are several unison and two-part passages that make the piece easy to learn.   It is supported by a patriotic-style piano accompaniment.


Text: Francis Scott Key

Music: John Stafford Smith

Arranger: Don L. Collins

Voicing: Four-Part Variable with Piano

Catalog #D978123



This work is available in E-Print.

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It is illegal to purchase a single oactavo, then photocopy it.

Order hard-copy scores from your favorite music distributor, J.S.Pepper, Inc. or directly from Cambatia Press.





When you click the voicing of The Star Spangled Banner you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:

1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.

The audio choral rendition is somewhat different from the published score.  Click the title (upper left) to view and hear it online.


Sung by the Cambiata Singers

of the Arkansas Boys Choir

Don L. Collins, Conductor


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