Collection The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

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  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 6 p., 10 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Blodgett & Bradford - [Smith, John Stafford] - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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  • Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Recorded on April 7, 1898 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Berliner - Sousa's Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 2 p., 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: A. Bacon and Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1815

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  • Hail Columbia, the favorite new federal song

    sheet music | 2 p. | "The favorite new federal song adapted to the Presidents march." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Hopkinson, J.
    • Original Format: Notated Music

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  • [ Facsimile of Keim manuscript]

    manuscript | 1 manuscript photostat, mounted on cardboard | This copy of the Star spangled banner was written by Key in 1842 for his friend Gen. George Keim of Reading, PA. (Content). Inscription at bottom: "to Gen. Keim." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division. Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Key, F. S.
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1842
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 9 x 12 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson - [Smith, John Stafford] - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • Hail Columbia ; Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | Matrix: 3069-C-4-13 Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - [Unidentified Band]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • La bandera de las estrellas

    sheet music | 4 p., 12 x 9 in. | Spanish translation by Francis Haffkine Snow. This version of the song was prepared by the U.S. Bureau of Education. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - Smith, John Stafford - Damrosch, Walter - Key, Francis Scott
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1919

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  • Star-spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 11 x 14 in. | Music has illustrated cover entitled: "Columbia, a collection of American national melodies." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson and Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - Merkley, C. - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1877

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  • Four ruffles and flourishes and Hail Columbia

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. | Taken from CD "Ceremonial Music" by The United States Air Force Band. Track 51. 30 second (Extent). excerpt used by permission of the copyright holder. (Standard Restriction). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: United States Air Force Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1993
  • Star-spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "baritone and chorus" Matrix: 3083-C-4-2. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - Chalmers, Thomas
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 9 x 12 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Schirmer - [Smith, John Stafford] - Damrosch, Walter - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1918

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  • The star spangled banner

    sheet music | 4 p., 13 x 10 in. | Cover has color illustration. Transcribed for the piano by Ch. Voss. 50th edition. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: G. Andre and Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - Voss, Ch. - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1862

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  • The star spangled banner

    manuscript | 1 p. | Item contains an autographed manuscript of "The star spangled banner" in a red leather case. Also included are a portrait of Francis Scott Key, a copy of "The Star Spangled Banner (Second session)", an advertisement for the song, a hand-written manuscript, and an article. (Content). Manuscript (Form).

    • Contributor: Key, Francis Scott
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1840

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  • Hail Columbia

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog, 77.5 rpm, mono ; 10 in. | Victor 17581-B, take 2. Playback speed, -1.0% Recording of "Hail Columbia" made available here with permission from BMG Music, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036 (Copyright Notice). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Victor - Phile, Prof - Music Section, National Education Association - Victor Military Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1914
  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 6 p., 10 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: William Dressler - [Smith, John Stafford] - Dressler, William - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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  • Hail Columbia

    sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1862

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  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 6 p., 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. | Pages 3 and 4 (the first two which contain music) are incomplete--only the bottom half remains. Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: C. Breusing - [Smith, John Stafford] - Jackson, Samuel - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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  • Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1sound tape reel: analog, 2 track stereo 7 1/2 ips | Taken from the Marine Band Dream Hour recordings, circa 1953. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: U. S. Marine Band
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1953
  • Anacreon in heaven [et al.]

    This edition is regarded as the one most likely owned by Key and most likely to have influenced his selection of the Anacreontic song to be the melody for his poem. Published in "The Baltimore musical miscellany," pages 26-30 (volume I) -- has another poem to be sung to the Anacreontic song at pp 29-30.

    • Contributor: Sower & Cole - [Smith, John Stafford?] - [Tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1804

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  • Star spangled banner

    sheet music | 2 p., 10 x 13 in. | Lyricist erroneously listed as "B. Key." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: T. Carr Music Store - [Smith, John Stafford] - [Carr, T.] - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1821

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  • The star spangled banner!

    sheet music | 4 p., 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. | Music comes with illustrated cover entitled: "Our country's songs." Sheet Music (Form).

    • Contributor: Firth, Pond and Co. - [Smith, John Stafford] - Tucker, Henry - Key, Francis S.
    • Original Format: Notated Music
    • Date: 1861

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  • [ Facsimile of first newspaper printing of The star spangled banner]

    1 photostat of newspaper article | Published in the" Baltimore Patriot and Evening Advertiser." Part of an assortment of uncatalogued clippings and photostats relating to the Star Spangled Banner, housed in the Music Division.

    • Contributor: Munroe & French - [Key, Francis Scott]
    • Original Format: Books
    • Date: 1814-09-20
  • The star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Berliner - The Diamond Four
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1898
  • Star spangled banner

    sound recording | 1 sound disc: analog, 80 rpm, mono; 10 in. | On label: "soprano and chorus with orchestra" Matrix: 5578-A-2-2. Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Edison - [Key, Francis Scott] - Case, Anna
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1917