Christina Aguilera, with her powerhouse glory notes, could have nailed "The Star-Spangled Banner
," but did not at the 2011 Super Bowl.
The first four sections precede Key's composition of the The Star-Spangled Banner
However, Ferris succeeds admirably when covering the specific details of how "The Star-Spangled Banner
" rose to prominence and especially the final push to have it designated the national anthem in 1931.
Ferris says ''The Star-Spangled Banner
'' won on its merits musically and culturally.
Perhaps the single most exciting project offered up by the foundation is a two-CD release titled Poets and Patriots: A Tuneful History of the Star-Spangled Banner
. Produced in cooperation with the University of Michigan's American Music Institute, the recording presents a painstaking history of both the music and the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner
" with well executed performances of a plethora of arrangements and variations of the anthem, plus various other songs that relate to it in one way or another.
THE land of the free and the home of the brave - immortal lines from The Star-Spangled Banner
, national anthem of the USA.
According to the New York Post, the opening night ceremony will conclude with a performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner
' by 11-year-old Frenie Acoba, currently making her Broadway debut as Lavender in the hit musical 'Matilda'.
The Grammy-winning singer remained silent on Tuesday amid a media storm over whether she was lip-synching, singing over her own pre-recorded track, or performing live when she delivered a flawless version of "The Star-Spangled Banner
" to hundreds of thousands of people in Washington and millions watching on television.
The Star-Spangled Banner
became the US national anthem by Act of Congress in 1931.
The Eugene Emeralds are close to signing 10-year-old Payton Kirkpatrick to a rookie deal - not to join the minor league baseball team's lineup, but to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner
" before a home game this season.
Next, take the 45-minute drive (or ride the train) to the Star-Spangled Banner
Flag House in Baltimore (flaghouse.org).
(This is the flag that served as the inspiration for "The Star-Spangled Banner
I didn't know the words to The Star-Spangled Banner
prior to the World Cup of Golf, but I do now.
A Room Where the Star-Spangled Banner
Cannot Be Heard
At the time the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, "The Star-Spangled Banner
" had been our official anthem for only a decade.