From the recording Star Spangled Banner (click for more info & sheet music purchase)
Arranged and orchestrated for full orchestra and optional vocal soloist, this custom version of the "Star Spangled Banner" was created especially by Dr. Mann for our "Spirit of America" concert, and received it's world premiere at that concert on June 27, 2009. By the way - this arrangement may be performed with "strings only" and still sounds great! The sheet music is now available for purchase, either as printed music for $75 , or as a full set of pdf files (score and parts) for $39
The pdf set is available here $35: STAR SPANGLED PDFS
The printed set is available by clicking the "add to cart" button, below $75:
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 thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through 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?
(additional verses are not traditionally performed ,but here are the lyrics for the remaining verses:)
On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes, What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep, As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam, In full glory reflected now shines in the stream: 'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! And where is that band who so vauntingly swore That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion, A home and a country should leave us no more! Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution. No refuge could save the hireling and slave From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave: And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust." And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!