The Star Spangled Banner Concert Variations
by John Knowles Paine,
reprint of the original edition from Oliver Ditson, c 1865
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free paper. 20 pages. Paine’s famous variations on what was to become the National Anthem
of the United States in 1931 are presented in their original form and size and, for the first time, with corrections based on the manuscript.
We include two photos, a capsule biography from The Harvard Graduates’ Magazine
(1906), and notes on the restoration. Highest
quality guaranteed. Size of music is 10.5" x 13.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
was a powerful and important influence on the American music scene, but he is remembered today for his teaching at Harvard University as the first Chair of Music at an American university. He was included in the “Boston Six,” a group of American-born Bostonians (most of whom studied in Europe) which created a
large body of concert music; organists were well represented in the other five: Chadwick, Parker, Foote, MacDowell, and Beach. Although the fugue is sometimes played alone, the entire set of variations is worthwhile and rewarding. Audiences in the US who hear these variations on the Fourth of July or Flag Day, June 14, will not soon forget! Difficult.