John Stafford Smith (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.

Stafford 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 of America.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Collections of National Anthems, Volume 2 (America/Africa/Middle East/Oceania) The Regimental Band of the Coldstream Guards, Major Roger G. Swift 1
1994 National Anthems of the World Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hans Hagen 2
1995 The National Anthems Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Lane 2
1997 The Stanford Archive Series: Lawrence Tibbett Lawrence Tibbett 1
1997 世界の国歌 陸上自衛隊中央音楽隊, 航空自衛隊航空中央音楽隊, 海上自衛隊東京音楽隊 2
1997 National Anthems: Music of the World New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa 1
1999 60 Hymnes Nationaux The Central Band of The Royal Air Force 1
1999 Nationalhymnen Various Artists 1
2001 America Douglas Jimerson, National Military Band 1
2002 Piano Transcriptions Rachmaninov; Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
2008 Hymns (Music Only) [unknown] 1
2011 Die Nationalhymne: In 15 Versionen Various Artists 1
2012 The Complete RCA Collection Arturo Toscanini 14
Music of the World: World Anthems Various Artists 1
National Anthems of the World The London Theatre Orchestra 1
World Anthems The Starshine Orchestra 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1985 The Singing Club Various Artists 2
1998 Salute to the Services: The Military Band Concert Arts Symphonic Band, Felix Slatkin 1
2004 The Complete Leopold Godowsky, Vol. 1 Leopold Godowsky 1
2006 32 Volltreffer: Die Nationalhymnen der WM-Teilnehmer 2006 Various Artists 1
2013 The Complete RCA Album Collection Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Liszt: Piano Concerto no. 1 Modest Mussorgsky, Franz Liszt; Nashville Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Leonard Slatkin, Peng Peng 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 America's Musical Landscape, Sixth Edition Various Artists 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 A Splash of Pops (Keith Lockhart) Boston Pops Orchestra 1

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