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America the Beautiful (arr Smith)

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Samuel Augustus Ward

Samuel Augustus Ward (arr. Robert W. Smith)


General Info

Year: 1988
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

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


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

With dignified majesty, the sweep of America the Beautiful pays tribute to our great nation. This is skillful and dramatic scoring for young bands. Now even young or less experienced players can experience the joys of this patriotic offering.

- Program Note from publisher


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


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