The Star Spangled Banner

A couple of friends wondered if we could pull together a men's quartet to sing the National Anthem for the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet. With a little encouragement, I decided to see if I could write my own arrangement. It was so fun! Thanks to friends for believing in me and for singing my work! Oh, and thanks to the Cub Scouts (and their leaders) for providing an opportunity.
This was performed at a Dayton Dragons Baseball Game in 2012.  Click the audio link below to see it on youtube.

Voicing: TTBB
Accompaniment: None
Topics: America, Patriotism

Lyrics: Frances Scott Key
Music: John Stafford Smith
Public Domain
Arr: Rachel P. Mohlman

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Oh say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ram-parts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thru the night that our flag was still there.
Oh say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?