Smith, John Stafford bap.30.mar.1750-21.sep.1836 England, Gloucester - London
singer, organist, musicologist, music manuscript collector, 1802-1817 organist and master of the children of the Chapel Royal in London, died at Paradise Row at Paradise Gardens in London, buried at Saint Luke in London Chelsea, a memorial was erected at Gloucester Cathedral although he was never in function there

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The star spangled banner
National anthem of the USA since 3mar1931
music John Stafford Smith 1777, words lawyer Francis Scott Key 1814
based on the song To Anacreon in heaven 1777, music John Stafford Smith, words Ralph Tomlinson
BBC Singers, Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Leonard Slatkin

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