The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America.Lyrics: Francis Scott Key, 1814Music: John Stafford Smith, 1780Adopted: 1931Lyrics:O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?Performed by:New Zealand Choral Federation ChoirConductor: John RosserNew Zealand Symphony OrchestraConductors: Peter Breiner and Hamish McKeich
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