The Star Spangled Banner arranged by Glenn Pickett. For vocal with big band. Medium. Score and parts. Published by Walrus Music Publishing (WA.54086).
It's our beloved National Anthem, by everyone except those that are called upon to sing it. Yet, here's an arrangement that works with band alone, add a vocal soloist or even a choir. The music helps propel the meaning of the lyrics to your audience, allowing your audience to hear the song again, rather than simply wait for the high note at the end. Beginning with reflection, it morphs into a rock feel during the rockets red glare. Ending with a traditional feel, after you own it, you'll want to open every concert with it. Key: Bb.