Here is a brand new melody to the famous words by Francis Scott Key. Inspired by a story from Native American Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, Kile wondered what a "Star-Spangled Banner", untethered to memory, feeling its way through pride, atrocity, and respect for an ideal might sound like. Imagining a wonder at our now well-known words in this early light, with their questions and fear. Does the flag still fly? Are the people still free and brave?
- Instrumentation: Choral
- Voicing: SATB