Music: Stravinsky's Bit

Searching about for a vehicle through which I might best express my gratitude at the prospect of becoming an American citizen, I chose to harmonize and orchestrate as a national choral the beautiful sacred anthem The Star-Spangled Banner.

It is a desire to do my bit in these grievous times toward fostering and preserving the spirit of patriotism in this country that inspires me to tender this my humble work to the American people.

A new version of The Star-Spangled Banner, published last week, bore those words on the cover. The words and music were...

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