Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tears Bursting in Air: Michael Gandolfi’s 4-Verse Setting of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

At the close of Michael Gandolfi’s Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 the audiences rises with the instrumentalists and chorus to sing the first and best-known verse of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Sitting in Row G, Seat 14 on the … Continue reading

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Complete Lyrics to Francis Scott Key’s Song “The Star-Spangled Banner”

“The Star-Spangled Banner” Complete lyrics to Francis Scott Key’s song O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Cantata—Michael Gandolfi’s Chesapeake: Summer of 1814

On March 17 & 19, 2013 the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus under the direction of music director Laura Jackson will premiere Chesapeake: Summer of 1814 by Boston-based composer Michael Gandolfi (b. 1956), written on an “historical design” by Dana Bonstrom … Continue reading

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