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The Star Spangled Banner

By Robert W. Smith

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Grade 2
Arranged by Robert W. Smith. Young Concert Band. Rising Band Series for Developing Bands! Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR362). Extra full score. Composed 2009. Duration 1 minute, 13 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.024-3860-01).

Item Number: CL.024-3860-01

Robert W. Smith's skill as an orchestrator/arranger for the young musician is well documented over the years in many settings. With the constant need for an easy, yet complete setting of the American national anthem, Mr. Smith has scored "The Star Spangled Banner" using a reduced instrumentation with limited ranges. Traditional in its approach, the arrangement is suitable for any young ensemble. In addition, more mature bands will find this a perfect arrangement to perform with limited personnel or preparation time.

About Rising Band Series

The Sound Foundations and Rising Band Series are carefully written to provide quality programming correlated to the first four semesters of band instruction. The Rising Band series includes publications at two grade levels identified by color. The GREEN Grade 1.5 Rising Band Series further expands the note, key and rhythmic content continuing the sequence of musical developmental. The MAROON Grade 2 Rising Band Series completes the two-year sequence with quality works for the band that's growing in musical proficiency

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