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SXS012 The Star-Spangled Banner - Smith, J. S. (PDF DOWNLOAD)

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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: Saxophone Choir: S'nino Sax (opt.), 2 Sops, 2 Altos, 2 Tens, Bari, Bass Sax (opt.) C'bass Sax (opt.)

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