PXS012 The Star-Spangled Banner - Smith, J. S.


The arranger was inspired to create this arrangement of the American national anthem during the recent presidential inauguration, having heard the new version sung at the ceremony. A trawl through YouTube, listening to many classic renditions, resulted in the need to arrange a new solo piano version, on which this arrangement is based. It uses a combination of traditional classical harmony and jazz chords to keep the sound exciting, fresh and uplifting.

Grading: 4+

Duration: 1'27

Composer: Smith, J. S.

Arranger: Pugh, A.

Instrumentation: Woodwind Ensemble: 2 Fls, 2 Obs, 2 Bb Cls, 2 Bsns, Cbsn (opt.)

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