American Anthem (1998)

Words & Music by Gene Scheer

Gene Scheer with President Bill Clinton, following a performance of Scheer's "American Anthem"
Gene Scheer with President Bill Clinton, following a performance of Scheer’s “American Anthem”

I wrote American Anthem in the late 1990s. The piece has been performed by many wonderful artists including Denyce Graves, Nathan Gunn and Norah Jones. Norah’s rendition is featured in Ken Burn’s PBS film about World War 2 entitled “The War.”

American Anthem