- Written by Chad Criswell
This document contains sheet music for all common instruments to play The Star Spangled Banner, also known as the sheet music to the National Anthem of the United States of America. You can view the sheet music online or download the individual parts arranged for all common concert band instruments. If you do not see your instrument listed please scroll to the bottom of the page and try one of the the other instruments. Most musicians will be able to find at least one instrumental part that matches their range and preferred key signature.
Free Sheet Music to The Star Spangled Banner For Common Concert Band Instruments and Voice
Are you looking for sheet music containing the words, lyrics, or music to The Star Spangled Banner? The documents below contain the words, lyrics, and music of the American National Anthem. You can view the sheet music or download the individual parts arranged for standard concert band instrumentation.
Origin of the Star Spangled Banner Song and Lyrics
The poem that would become the lyrics to our US National Anthem was composed in 1814 by Francis Scott Key as he witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during what we now call the War of 1812. A few months later it was joined together with the music to a popular British drinking song of the day and The Star Spangled Banner was born. Complete lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner are included at the bottom of this document. Contrary to popular thought, the original words to the American National Anthem include four complete verses. Traditionally we sing only the first of the four. For more interesting facts about the Star Spangled Banner please visit this article at Suite101.com.
Links are also provided below to allow you to download and print the sheet music to "The Star Spangled Banner," our American National Anthem. As you can see from the music shown below, the instrumental parts included in this download contain the melody only.
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