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Musicologists examine the history of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” discussing how the song has changed in the 200 years since it was written. Francis Scott Key would not recognize the version sung today, some claim. A group, called Star Spangled Music, has formed to celebrate and teach about the history of the song, and held recitals of the original song surrounding the 200th anniversary.

Read more about the early history of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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