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John Stafford Smith was born in England in 1750. This composer belonged to the Traditional period, and died in 1836. John Stafford Smith

John Stafford Smith     1750-1836 

British composer, church organist, and early musicologist. He was one of the first serious collectors of manuscripts of works by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Stafford Smith is best known for writing the music for The Anacreontic Song, which became the tune for the American patriotic song The Star-Spangled Banner following the War of 1812, and in 1931 was adopted as the national anthem of the United States of America.


Works written by Smith      
Audio is available for 1 tunes by this composer.
      
No.Name of WorkCategoryEnsembleSoloInstrument
1 The Star Spangled BannerFolk SongOrchestra 
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