The National Anthems Project

The Star-Spangled Banner and O Canada

A simple but important opportunity for choirs to sing for audiences that often would not otherwise hear you is for sporting and other public gatherings where National Anthems are sung at the beginning of the event.

I have arrangements of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and arrangements of “O Canada” in both English and French that you are welcome to freely use. O Canada has been updated to reflect the word change from June, 2016. The words “in all thy sons command” have been changed to “in all of us command.”

Email Me (don’t leave a reply below, I need an email message) with the specifics of your needs and I will be happy to send the scores. (Please do send the email, rather than leave a request in the comment section on this page.) They are all designed to particularly be useful for school and community choral programs. They are straight ahead versions, easy to learn, uncomplicated but rich. Assemblies, sporting events of many sorts, whenever the singing of National Anthems is called for, get your singers out there in front of the public! There are now also Three Part Treble Voices versions of both anthems designed for children’s voices without the low notes the 4-part version requires.

Quartets, octets, small groups or large, there are many ways to use these arrangements. The upper voices can sing it by themselves, the lower voices can sing it by themselves, and all parts can sing together, creating an easy 8 part arrangement. Additional ways to sing it are suggested in the score.

This arrangement is registered with ASCAP, so please list my name as arranger in any programs. If you make a video and post it on line, please also list my name as arranger and my web site as the source for the score.

7 thoughts on “The National Anthems Project

  1. Hello, I teach middle school choir and orchestra in Richland, WA. Would you be able to send me a 2-part Star Spangled Banner, a SSA Star Spangled Banner, and one for string orchestra?

    Thank you so much!

    • Please send me an email (if you click on the link above, it will send an email with a subject line that I need for it to go to the right place), and I will send the SSA version. I don’t have a two-part version or one for string orchestra, just the ones listed above.

      • I am looking for an SSA arrangement of the national anthem. I have a trio of women in my voice studio who are graduating with honors and will sing at commencement.

        Thank you.

  2. Hello,

    I was wondering if it would be possible to receive a perusal copy of your arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner.


    Laurel Christensen

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