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America the Beautiful (arr Swearingen)

From Wind Repertory Project
Samuel Augustus Ward

Samuel Augustus Ward (arr. James Swearingen)


Subtitle: His Grace on Thee


General Info

Year: 1882 / 2006
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Hymn
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the Willard E. Smucker Foundation and premiered by the Orville High School Band and Choir on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the present Orville (Ohio) high school building.

- Program Note from score


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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