Collection Items

  • Audio Recording
    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
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    The star spangled banner sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Berliner - The Diamond Four
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    Star spangled banner sound recording | 1 sound disc: 70 rpm, mono, 7 in. | Sound Recording (Form).
    • Contributor: Berliner - Haydn Quartette
    • Date: 1898
  • Audio Recording
    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]
    • Date: 1914
  • Audio Recording
    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
    • Date: 1914
  • Audio Recording
    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
    • Date: 1917
  • Audio Recording
    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
    • Date: 1953
  • Book/Printed Material
    The Anacreontick Song It is this edition from which most claims of Smith's authorship of the tune come. While it is accepted that he did the arrangement for the tune, other initial sources for the melody have been given as an old hunting song or traditional bar song. Published in "A fifth book of canzonets, catches, canons & glees, sprightly and plaintive, with a part for the ...
    • Contributor: "printed for the Author" - Smith, John Stafford - [tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Adams and liberty "Adams and liberty" is written to the tune of the Anacreontic song, and this is believed to be the first American book publication of the music of that song. Published in "The American musical miscellany," pages 211-218. Author was christened Thomas Paine, and changed his name after the piece was published.
    • Contributor: A. Wright, for D. Wright and Company - [smith, John Stafford?] - [paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1798

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  • Book/Printed Material
    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]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Book/Printed Material
    Boston patriotic song [Adams and liberty] Lyrics only -- tune called for is "To Anacreon in Heaven." Printed in "A collection of songs" (Charles Dibdin, compiler?), pages 326-328.
    • Contributor: J. Bioren for H. & P. Rice - [paine Jr., Robert Treat]
    • Date: 1799

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  • Book/Printed Material
    To Anacreon in heaven First American book printing of the words and music of "To Anacreon in heaven." Published in "Nightingale. A collection of the most popular, ancient, & modern songs; set to music." (Samuel Larkin, compiler), pages 188-191.
    • Contributor: William and Daniel Treadwell - [smith, John Stafford?] - [tomlinson, Ralph]
    • Date: 1804

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  • Notated Music
    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.

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  • Notated Music
    Hail Columbia sheet music | 5 p. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: S. T. Gordon - Gordon, S. T.
    • Date: 1862

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  • Notated Music
    The presidents march: a new federal song sheet music | 2 p. | Also contains a version of Yankee Doodle. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: G. Willig
    • Date: 1798

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  • Book/Printed Material
    [ 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.
    • Date: 1842
  • Book/Printed Material
    [ 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]
    • Date: 1814-09-20
  • Notated Music
    The Anacreontic song sheet music | 3 p. | Full title: The Anacreontic song, as sung at the Crown & Anchor Tavern in the Strand. S3 in Star spangled books. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: A. Bland's Music Warehouse - [smith, John Stafford] - Tomlinson, Ralph, Esq

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  • Notated Music
    Star spangled banner sheet music | 8 p., 9 3/4 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Jollie's - [smith, John Stafford] - Brown, Francis H. - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1855

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  • Notated Music
    Star spangled banner sheet music | 8 p., 9 1/4 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: D'almaine & Co. - [smith, John Stafford] - Loder, E.J. - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1853

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  • Notated Music
    Star spangled banner sheet music | 6 p., 10 x 13 in. | Arranged for pianoforte. Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: Oliver Ditson - [smith, John Stafford] - Brown, Francis H. - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1856

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  • Notated Music
    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]
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    Star spangled banner sheet music | 4 p., 10 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: John Cole - [smith, John Stafford] - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1825

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  • Notated Music
    Star spangled banner sheet music | 6 p., 9 3/4 x 13 in. | Sheet Music (Form).
    • Contributor: William Dressler - [smith, John Stafford] - Dressler, William - [key, Francis Scott]
    • Date: 1861

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  • Notated Music
    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]
    • Date: 1918

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