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America the Beautiful

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Augustus Ward

Samuel Augustus Ward (arr. Dragon)


General Info

Year: 1882 / 1963
Duration: c. 3:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Belwin/Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00  |   Score Only - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet I-II
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon (optional)
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bb Bass Saxophone (optional)
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Harp (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The rich musical legacy that Carmen Dragon left the world usually includes his solid reputation as a consummate orchestrator. He is best remembered for the iconic arrangement of America, the Beautiful for both symphony orchestra and symphonic band. Samuel Ward's familiar tune enjoys a sumptuous feast of harmonic color and instrumental nuance.

- Program note by publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Converse College (Spartanburg, S.C.) Wind Ensemble (Susana Lalama, conductor) - 11 November 2019
  • Empire Wind Ensemble (Highland, Calif.) (Jessica Swanson, conductor) – 12 June 2019
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Wind Ensemble (Paul Bambach, conductor) – 30 May 2019
  • Highty-Tighties Concert Band (Blacksburg, Va.) (James Bean, conductor) – 5 May 2019
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBon, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • State University of New York, Fredonia, Wind Ensemble (Paula Holcomb, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 24 March 2019
  • Triton College (River Grove, Ill.) Community Band (Dana Legg, conductor) – 4 March 2019
  • 399th Army Band (Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.) (Michael J. Becker, conductor) – 17 February 2019
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro, University Band (Timothy Ellison, conductor) – 14 November 2018
  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 10 November 2018
  • Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah) Symphonic Band (Kirk Saville, conductor) – 7 November 2018
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (Delaware, O.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Larry Griffin, conductor) – 4 November 2018
  • Andrews University Wind Symphony (Berrien Springs, Mich.) (Byron Graves, conductor) – 13 October 2018
  • Western Illinois University (Macomb) Wind Ensemble (Mike Fansler, conductor) – 14 September 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor; C’ville Singers Chorale) - 14 August 2018
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 1 July 2018
  • Classic City Band (Athens, Ga.) (Michael Brewer, conductor) - 1 July 2018
  • Austin (Tx.) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) - 4 July 2018


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