Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Rhapsody on an anthem

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Composer Jessie Montgomery says she's made an attempt to answer the question: "What does an anthem for the 21st century sound like in today's multi-cultural environment?" On today's show, hear Montgomery's answer, a rhapsody on the Star Spangled Banner.

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