The Arts Audios

Visual and Musical Arts bring beauty into our lives. These stories explore and reveal the inspiration behind great artworks, the challenges to realize them, and their impact on the world.

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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