Music Audios

Music is like a language which everyone understands. It is an art form capable of generating great emotional response. Meet some of the world's famous composers and musical performers in this collection of music-based stories.

Cowboys of the "Old West" sang songs about their work (and the trouble they got into). This is an example.

In this audio-clip, we hear the Star-Spangled Banner as it would have sounded in 1854.

The words of Francis Scott Key's poem (The Star-Spangled Banner) were set to the music of a popular English tune known as To Anacreon in Heaven.

Taps is a 24-note bugle call which marks one of two events:  It signals that all unauthorized lights must be extinguished.  This is the l...

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