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A Humble, yet Powerful, Rendition of the National Anthem

John Williams National Anthem

We’re all familiar with John Williams, perhaps one of the most celebrated composers of our day. For its 200th anniversary, In July of 2014 for the Annual 4th of July Celebration in Washington DC John Williams arranged and conducts a humble but incredibly powerful arrangement of the Nation’s National Anthem.

John Williams is conducting the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S. Army Herald Trumpets, the Joint Armed Forces Chorus and the Choral Arts Society of Washington.

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The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition
The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition The Star Spangled Banner – 200th Anniversary Edition (Chorus and Orchestra (opt. Fanfare Trumpets and Narrator) Deluxe Score). Arranged by John Williams. For Full Orchestra. John Williams Signature Edition Orchestra. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.4491485). Performance time – ca. 3:45

Full set includes 40 choral octavos; additional octavos also available separately (HL00129856). Performance time – ca. 3:45

Full set includes 40 choral octavos; additional octavos also available separately (HL00129856). Performance time – ca. 3:45

Full set includes 40 choral octavos; additional octavos also available separately (HL00129856). Performance time – ca. 3:45

Full set includes 40 choral octavos; additional octavos also available separately (HL00129856). Performance time – ca. 3:45

Full set includes 40 choral octavos; additional octavos also available separately (HL00129856). Performance time – ca. 3:45

Full set includes 40 choral octavos; additional octavos also available separately (HL00129856).

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Have You Seen This? Ultimate Star Wars Medley

The Ultimate Star Wars Medley

We’re all familiar with John Williams’ masterpiece of the Star Wars Soundtrack right? The emotion that he is able to capture through the sway of the violin strings, the energy of the horns and percussion, and the subtle magic of the harp, all pulling us into the world of the ‘force’.

You may be familiar with that but have you seen all that emotion being pulled into just one instrument, thus creating the Ultimate Star Wars Medley? Check out this video with Composer Sonya Belousova and Director Tom Grey bringing that extraterrestrial universe into one amazing song transporting you again into the Star Wars universe!

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