From Sea to Shining Sea

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Augustus Ward

Samuel Augustus Ward (arr. Warren Barker)

Subtitle: America the Beautiful

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 2:52
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts - $50.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Chimes
  • Suspended Cymbal

Vocal (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

America the Beautiful is an American patriotic song. The lyrics were written by Katharine Lee Bates, and the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward. Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication.

Ward had originally written the music, Materna, for the hymn O Mother dear, Jerusalem in 1882, though it was not first published until 1892. Ward's music combined with the Bates poem was first published in 1910 and titled America the Beautiful.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

From Sea to Shining Sea is a new arrangement by Warren Barker of America the Beautiful.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Grace College (Winina Lake, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Eric Criss, conductor) - 24 March 2023
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Judd, conductor) - 25 January 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • America the Beautiful, Wikipedia - Accessed 14 September 2016
  • Ward, S.; Bates, K.; Barker, W. (2001). From Sea to Shining Sea: America the Beautiful [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.