Back in August, my good friend Chung Park asked me to write an arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner for Orchestra. He was conducting a concert with the Idaho State Civic Symphony at the end of September and he wanted to include the National Anthem at the opening of the concert. I had arranged the Star Spangled Banner a few years ago for chamber ensemble, and so I took that as a starting point for my new arrangement. Chung also took my orchestra arrangement to Florida and performed it with the Florida All-State Concert Orchestra earlier this month.
The score and parts will be available for purchase on my website very soon! If you need it immediately, just contact me.
Here is a recording from the Idaho State Civic Symphony with Chung Park conducting. The audience sang along, adding a really nice element to the piece, and they sound great!