X:1 T:Star Spangled Banner C:Patriotic - Original melody by Richard John Samuel Stevens (approx. 1773) C:Arranged by Robert Gatliff (for two flutes) L:1/8 M:3/4 Q:1/4=80 K:E "Low part" y |: c>^A | F2 ^A2 c2 | f4 ^a>g | f2 ^A2 ^B2 | w:~ c4 cc | ^a3 g f2 | ^e4 d>e | f2 f2 c2 | ^A2 F2 :| w:~ "High part" y f>f | f2 =g2 a2 | a4 =gf | e2 f2 =g2 | =g4 g2 | f3 e =d2 | w:~ c4 B>c | =d2 F2 TF2 | A4 A2 | =d2 d2 dc | B2 B2 B2 | e2 =gf e=d | w:~ =d2 !fermata!c2 AA | =d3 e f=g | a4 =de | f3 =g e2 | =d6 |] w:~
Arrangement note for two flutes: The range of pitches in ' Star Spangled Banner ' far exceeds the capability of this style of flute. But can be played with two flutes that are a minor third (4 half-steps) apart, such as a G-minor and a higher B-minor. Both flutes must be able to hit the high A-sharp TAB fingering, which not all flutes can capable. The first section of the melody, the first two lines, are played on the lower pitched flute and the second section, the last three lines, are played on the higher pitched flute. There is only one place where a half-hole was replaced with a trill and it can be found in the 15th measure. If you are comfortable with half-holing, you can put it back.
Arrangement with a single flute: You can play or practice the melody on a single flute because the fingering is the same, no matter what key of flute you play. The second section may sound odd for public performances, and will not be in tune if there is any accompaniment. But if you are playing solo, you may find it is acceptable if switching between flutes is awkward.