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The Star-Spangled Banner: A Guide to Resources

Selected Videos

The following videos are selected from public programs hosted by the Library of Congress. A larger selection of videos can be accessed through the Library's Event Videos page.

Thomas Hampson, Baritone

Internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson presented a special program commemorating the 200th anniversary of our national anthem. The program included American music from colonial days to the present, rare historical documents from the Library's extensive collections. Hampson was joined by the University of Michigan Alumni Chorus, Mark Clague (University of Michigan) and pianist Matthew Thompson. (Event Date: July 3, 2014)

Panel Discussion on the National Anthem

A panel discussion on the national anthem with experts in music and history: James Wintle is a reference specialist in the music division of the Library of Congress; Susan Key is the executive director of the Star Spangled Music Foundation; Mark Clague in an associate professor of musicology at the University of Michigan. (Event Date: July 03, 2014)

National Anthem Remix

The Library's stacks include a trove of arrangements of our national anthem, including Stravinsky's "The Star-Spangled Banner," and "Ode to the Star-Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé. This panel discusses the history and value of revamping one of our most provocative songs. Panelists include Matt Spivey (vice president of artistic operations, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra), Loras John Schissel (music division, Library of Congress), Neil Grauer (assistant director of editorial services, Johns Hopkins Medicine), and Nicholas Alexander Brown (moderator, music division, Library of Congress). (Event Date: September 18, 2014)

The Star Spangled Banner

Performed by Reverb (vocal group) at the Baseball Americana Symposium: featuring Steve Langley, Victor Pinkney, Chris Hunter, Troy Edler, Kevin Owens, and Jason Deering. (Event date: 2009)