Click to enlargeThe Star-Spangled Banner (brass quintet)

For the brass quintet that is asked to play for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Veteran's Day, or a sporting event.

This arrangement was intended to give the audience something different than they have been used to hearing from bands or brass groups in the past, but not so radical that they can't sing with it if they wish.

To preserve singability, the song has been kept in A-flat and the rhythm of the melody kept very standard. The harmony and voicing, on the other hand, is unique.

Compare the other brass quintet version.

MP3 sound sample: Entire Piece (synthesizer/midi).

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER by Key and Smith arranged by Tom Kirkland for brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, two trombones, and a tuba, comes in a pdf file of 376K, with a four-page score, five one-page parts, and a license page, ten pages in all. Performance time should be about 1:20 to 1:30.

The majority of our sheet music pieces use electronically-produced demos on the item pages. We would much prefer to use actual recordings, so if you email us a digital recording or link to an online video and we end up using it as a demo on our site (fully credited), we will send you a coupon code good for US$25 toward your next purchase from our site.

Many of our sheet music licenses state that the purchaser does not have the right to record the work. We have modified our policy on this, and unless the license page states that you must obtain permission from a party other than to record the work, we will allow a small number (less than 50) of copies of an audio or video recording of a live performance to be made and distributed and/or posted to a free web site for viewing/listening, so long as, the composer, arranger, and lyricist are credited.


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