Christopher DeLaurenti
attempting Anthem

The source material from "attempting Anthem" is me trying to sing my Anthem for bass-baritone or tenor solo in my dining room. An entirely different and separate piece, Anthem intermingles and transposes various lyrics and melodic fragments from several patriotic songs: The Star Spangled Banner, My Country 'Tis of Thee, Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful, and The Marines Hymn. Anthem's sheet music has most of the words to attempting Anthem, though effective pieces set their texts clearly with no need of lyric sheets or crib notes.


attempting Anthem
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Allegorical Power Series
Volume IV
September 2003