Francis Scott Key

Real Name:
Francis Scott Key
Profile:
American lawyer and amateur poet.
Born Francis Scott Key; (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843).

In the War of 1812 he witnessed the bombarding of Ft. McHenry and was inspired to write a poem describing the experience. Entitled "The Defence of Fort McHenry", and intended to fit the rhythms of "To Anacreon in Heaven" by composer John Stafford Smith, it has become better known as "The Star Spangled Banner". Under this name, the song was adopted as the American national anthem in 1931.
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Albums

38166 Francis Scott Key - Requiem And Other Favorites album art Gabriel Fauré, East Mecklenburg High School Choir Star Spangled Banner Gabriel Fauré, East Mecklenburg High School Choir - Requiem And Other Favorites(LP) Century Records (4) 38166 US 1970 Sell This Version
CJ-3255 Francis Scott Key - Jazz Meets The Classics album art The Alan Storeygard Trio* The Star Spangled Banner With Italian Ending (From Nessun Dorma) The Alan Storeygard Trio* - Jazz Meets The Classics(CD, Album) Church Jazz CJ-3255 US 2017 Sell This Version
not available Francis Scott Key - A Cappella Dreams album art The Magic of Voices The Star Spangled Banner The Magic of Voices - A Cappella Dreams(CD) Royal Mouse Entertainment not available US Unknown Sell This Version
DL 9044 Francis Scott Key - The Heroic Soul: Poems Of Patriotism album art Jay Jostyn, Arnold Moss The Star Spangled Banner Jay Jostyn, Arnold Moss - The Heroic Soul: Poems Of Patriotism(LP) Decca DL 9044 US Unknown Sell This Version