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
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Hildebrand, David K. Director Colonial Music Institute
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