The Music of the War of 1812

Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national anthem. He told how the Battle of Fort… read more

Early American music historian David Hildebrand talked about the creation of the national anthem. He told how the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner.” He talked about musical expressions of patriotism during and after the war of 1812. He illustrated his points with slides and music. Mr. Hildebrand also responded to questions from members of the audience.

“'O Say Can You See': The Story of the Star Spangled Banner” was part of the Maryland Historical Society Francis Scott Key Lecture Series, held in France Hall. close

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The Music of the War of 1812

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Feb 18, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 5, 2012

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  • Feb 18, 2012 | 12:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 19, 2012 | 6:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2012 | 1:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2012 | 5:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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