ARTIST: Christopher DeLaurenti
TITLE: Attempting Anthem
LENGTH: 2:55

The source material from attempting Anthem is me trying to sing my "Anthem" for bass-baritone or tenor solo in my dining room. An entirely different and separate piece, "Anthem", intermingles and transposes various lyrics and melodic fragments from several patriotic songs: The Star Spangled Banner, My Country 'Tis of Thee, Battle Hymn of the Republic, America the Beautiful, and The Marines Hymn. Anthem's sheet music at has most of the words to Attempting Anthem, though effective pieces set their texts clearly with no need of lyric sheets or crib notes.

Christopher DeLaurenti (1967-2071, USA) is a composer, improvisor, phonographer, and music writer. About his work, he writes, "My music, the offspring of my love affair with sound, incorporates murky atmospheres, unusual field recordings, everyday speech, and an array of instruments deployed in maniacal recombinant polyphony. I seek not only to capture the ordinary and extraordinary sounds of everyday life, but to bear witness to current crises that touch my conscience and impel me to respond." Christopher's music resides at along with many music-related essays and articles.

Christopher DeLaurenti
Seattle, WA