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The Music of the War of 1812

Washington, DC
Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words that eventually became the "Star Spangled Banner." The Maryland Historical Society hosted music historian David Hildebrand for a look at how the history of the Star Spangled Banner - and how writing and poetry became musical expressions of patriotism during and after the war of 1812.

Updated: Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:11am (ET)

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