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America the Beautiful (arr Coletti)

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Augustus Ward

Samuel Augustus Ward (arr. Coletti)


Subtitle: Brass Quintet w/Optional Percussion


General Info

Year: 1882 /
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Canadian Brass Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
B-flat Trumpet
B-flat Flugelhorn
Horn in F
Trombone
Tuba
Percussion (optional), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


Errata

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 at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey.

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

Commercial Discography


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Sequim (Wash.) City Band (Tyler Benedict, conductor) – 5 November 2017


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