Fantasy on “The Star-Spangled Banner” (2018)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 4 min.
Dedication: for Christoph Hintermüller
Commission: Commissioned by Christoph Hintermüller
Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.
Fantasy on “The Star-Spangled Banner” (2018) was written for organist Christoph Hintermüller who requested a work based on the national anthem of the United States of America for a concert featuring organ music based on different national anthems. The anthem’s tune comes originally from a song by British composer John Stafford Smith which was paired with a 1814 text by Francis Scott Key.