In the U.S. we are celebrating Independence Day, but it's July 4th everywhere, so Happy Fourth! Here's an arrangement of "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Stars and Stripes Forever," superimposed. It was recorded recently by Los Angeles musicians Mark Robertson & Eun-Mee Ahn, violins, Luke Maurer, viola , David Low, cello, Tom Harte, bass, Joachim Horsley - conductor and arranger. Enjoy!
I always thought it was the Scar Bangled Spanner!
But I needed to be told it was Stars and Stripes - Had they used the TUNE of Stars and Stripes (You know, the one that goes "Be kind to your fine-feathered friends ... "), I would not have needed to be told - but then, could they have done it, with the key mismatch in the second strains? Also, a little bit more of Madam Flutter-By would have added to the interest.
Rachel Barton Pine published her arrangement of the Star-Spangled Banner for solo violin in her "Collection" by Carl Fischer. Though I can't find the recording right now, it's brilliant and totally worth knowing.
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July 5, 2015 at 04:43 PM · Ah! That's clever! Thanks for sharing!