John Stafford Smith

Real Name:
John Stafford Smith
Profile:
John Stafford Smith (March 30, 1750 – September 21, 1836) was an English composer, church organist, and early musicologist. He is best known for writing "The Anacreontic Song", the official song of the Anacreontic Society, in the mid-1760s. Later, in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem "Defence of Fort McHenry". Put to the tune of "The Anacreontic Song", modified somewhat and retitled "The Star-Spangled Banner", it would become the U.S. national anthem in 1931.
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Albums

TOS011 - TOS015 John Stafford Smith - The Official Family Archive Collection  album art Toscanini* The Star-Spangled Banner Toscanini* - The Official Family Archive Collection (5xLP, Album, Red) The Franklin Mint Record Society TOS011 - TOS015 US 1983 Sell This Version
MHS 33005 John Stafford Smith - Paris Opera Boys Choir On Tour album art Various, Chœur D'Enfants De L'Opéra De Paris*, Francis Bardot The Star Spangled Banner (as J.S. Smith) Various, Chœur D'Enfants De L'Opéra De Paris*, Francis Bardot - Paris Opera Boys Choir On Tour(CD, Album) MHS (3) MHS 33005 France 1994 Sell This Version
88843054582 John Stafford Smith - The Unreleased Live Recordings, 1966-1983  album art Vladimir Horowitz The Star-Spangled Banner Vladimir Horowitz - The Unreleased Live Recordings, 1966-1983 (50xCD + Box) Sony Classical 88843054582 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
EVCD 026 John Stafford Smith - The Art Of Transcription album art Godowsky* - Laurent Wagschal The Star-Spangled Banner Godowsky* - Laurent Wagschal - The Art Of Transcription(CD, Album) Evidence (7) EVCD 026 France 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

ARGUI005 John Stafford Smith - Guida All'ascolto - Il Suono Della Grande Orchestra album art Various The Star-Spangled Banner Various - Guida All'ascolto - Il Suono Della Grande Orchestra(HDCD, Comp) NewMediaPro ARGUI005 Italy 2011 Sell This Version
88883701982 John Stafford Smith - The Complete RCA Album Collection album art Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* The Star-Spangled Banner Fritz Reiner, Chicago Symphony Orchestra* - The Complete RCA Album Collection(Box, Comp + 63xCD, Album, Mono, RE, RM) RCA Red Seal 88883701982 2013 Sell This Version
0289 483 1375 4 John Stafford Smith - Solti/Chicago: The Complete Recordings album art Various, Georg Solti, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus The Star-Spangled Banner Various, Georg Solti, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Chorus - Solti/Chicago: The Complete Recordings(108xCD + Box, Comp, Dlx, Ltd, RE, RM) Decca 0289 483 1375 4 US 2017 Sell This Version