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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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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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 (baritone: Lawrence Tibbett) Various Artists 1
1997 決定盤世界の国歌 航空自衛隊航空中央音楽隊 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) Various Artists 1
1999 Nationalhymnen Various Artists 1
2001 America Douglas Jimerson, National Military Band 1
2002 Piano Transcriptions Sergei Rachmaninov; Vladimir Ashkenazy 1
2008 Hymns (Music Only) [unknown] 1
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
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 Rating Releases
1985 The Singing Club Compilation Various Artists 2
1998 Salute to the Services: The Military Band Compilation Concert Arts Symphonic Band, Felix Slatkin 1
2006 32 Volltreffer: Die Nationalhymnen der WM-Teilnehmer 2006 Compilation Various Artists 1
2013 The Complete RCA Album Collection Compilation Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner 4

Other + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2010 America's Musical Landscape, Sixth Edition Compilation Various Artists 1

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

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