John Stafford Smith
John Stafford Smith (bapt. 30 March 1750 – 21 September 1836) was a British composer, church organist, and early musicologist. He was one of the first serious collectors of manuscripts of works by Johann Sebastian Bach.
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.
Birth and Death Data: Born 1750 (Gloucester), Died September 21st, 1836 (London)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-023914||10-in.||6/27/1938||The star spangled banner||Boston Pops Orchestra ; Arthur Fiedler||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-035320||10-in.||3/21/1939||The star spangled banner||Kate Smith||Female vocal solo, with mixed vocal chorus and orchestra||arranger|
|Victor||BS-068668||10-in.||12/17/1941||The star spangled banner||Lucy Monroe ; Charles O'Connell||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Brunswick||C248||10-in.||4/29/1926||Star spangled banner||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||composer|
|Brunswick||C238-C239||10-in.||4/28/1926||Star spangled banner||Toronto Mendelssohn Choir||Mixed vocal chorus||composer|
|Brunswick||E29048||10-in.||1/12/1929||The star spangled banner||Brunswick Concert Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||4818||10-in.||6/23/1916||Our national song—The star spangled banner||Harry E. Humphrey ; St. Ignatius Loyola Boys' Choir||Recitation and boys' vocal chorus, with orchestra||composer|
|Edison||5615||10-in.||6/12/1917||The star spangled banner||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Smith, John Stafford," accessed October 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103337.
Smith, John Stafford. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103337.
"Smith, John Stafford." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 October 2021.
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