The Star Spangled Banner (A Symphonic Portrait). Arranged by James Swearingen. Concert band. Heritage of the March Series. Audio recording available separately (items CL.WFR337 & CL.WFR343). Patriotic. Grade 2. Score and set of parts. Composed 2005. Duration 1 minute, 50 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.012-3410-00).
From the powerful opening statement to the full and glorious ending, this new and spectacular rendition of our national anthem will captivate your audience's attention right from the very start. A solid approach to scoring allows this creative setting to be highly suitable for all occasions. In addition, the optional parts for both full choir and organ make this arrangement of our nation's song a special choice for that district band and choir festival. Incredibly satisfying!