Star Spangled Banner for Brass Quintet

Instrumentation- Brass Quintet
Composer- arr. Chidester
Length- 1:48
Difficulty- M
Range – M-D
Endurance- 2
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 2

Every ensemble must have an arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner for those last minute requests. I wanted to arrange this version with a little more harmonic edge than we usually hear. It has a much richer and more up-to-date feeling. The ending is more like an MGM production and will requite a high D for the first trumpet player. I switched the parts in the trumpets to give the first a little break before the last phrase which will help.

Listen to the sample Star Spangled Banner
View first page of score Star Spangled Banner