May 2, 2014

The Star Spangled Banner A Cappella...In Minor?

I came across this video today and had two immediate responnses after watching:

1)  It is a cappella, multi-tracked. Yet another example of how strong the contemporary a cappella movement is right now.  For more on this movement, please visit my non-profit, the A Capppella Education Association. 

2)  The national anthem in minor is pretty cool sounding!

Sorry I've been so absent for the past few teaching, conducting, and composing schedule has been intense.  I'll be back soon with more, I promise!

Moving forward,
J.D. Frizzell, a composer, conductor, and educator, is the Director of Fine Arts and Director of Vocal Music at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, TN. He earned the double Master's in Music Theory/Composition and Conducting from The University of Southern Mississippi, where he also earned the bachelor's degree in Music History and Literature. He is currently a candidate for the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Kentucky. He has many published compositions available from and other sheet music retailers.

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