The Star Spangled Banner (Flute and Bells)
Piano, Flute, Handbell Choir - Early Intermediate
Composed by John Stafford Smith. Arranged by Kristine Johanek. Secular. Score. 4 pages. Published by Kristine Johanek (S0.23437).
Item Number: S0.23437
This version of The Star Spangled Banner is written for two octave bells (handbells, hand chimes or tone chimes) with piano accompaniment and solo flute melody line. (Although The Star Spangled Banner is usually written in the key of Ab, this version is written in the key of G, so it is a half step lower.) The bell part uses 18 bells from a standard two octave set, and plays a chordal descant part over the soloist. The piano part mirrors the melody line, while adding a few tasteful flourishes. This would be an excellent way to feature a soloist with your bell players. This product includes a score with all parts and the flute part written out separately.2014 marks the 200th anniversary of the writing of the poem, "Defence of Fort M'Henry" which, when set to the tune "To Anacreon in Heaven," eventually became our national anthem.
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