American Spirit Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
John Edmondson

John Edmondson

General Info

Year: 1982
Duration: 2:20
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Out of print.


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone/Baritone Bass Clef/Bassoon
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

An easy arrangement of Chester, America (My Country 'tis of Thee) and America the Beautiful. The piece starts with an introduction based on America the Beautiful in 4/4 and moves into Chester, both in the key of Bb. After a caesura, the key shifts to F and the time signature to 3/4 for the slower America. A brief snare solo in 4/4 ushers in the new faster tempo for America the Beautiful, which is back in Bb.


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State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Maplewood (N.J.) Community Concert Band and Maplewood Middle School 8th Grade Wind Ensemble (Steve Kimmons, conductor) - 11 April 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer


None discovered thus far.