The Late Movies: Stars and Stripes Forever
John Philip Sousa wrote the tune we know as Stars and Stripes Forever on Christmas Day in 1896, according to his autobiography. Most Americans associate it with Independence Day more than any other holiday. As we head into a Fourth of July holiday weekend, lets get into the proper patriotic mood with a variety of renditions of that old classic, Stars and Stripes Forever.
A quartet of young women on trombones, called Bones Apart. Awesome!
Barbershop Quartet Style
By the group Delusions of Grandeur. I don't know if this rendition won them any prizes, but I hear they took home the funniest pants award. You didn't even know Stars and Stripes Forever had lyrics, did you?
Your Web-footed Friends
These are the lyrics you learned as a child, right? Same tune, different song. Sort of.
Recorded in 1978.
The Piccolo Solo
Maribeth did a wonderful job, didn't she?
Cameron Carpenter performs at Trinity Church Wall Street. As a bonus, hear music from the US Army Chorus and the US Army Strings at the church website.
By Lee Kyung Won.
Three Young Canadians
Montissimo, Matt, and Sean on one piano.
A particularly American instrument. Performed by Dominator.
From Tuba Dan.
Tubas and Hand Fart
They call themselves the Tubaknuckle Choir.
You don't need any instruments -in fact, you don't need to know the words- to perform Stars and Stripes Forever.
Sam the Eagle
Sam the American Eagle tries to impart some culture.