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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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

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

Vocal (optional)


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. 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.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Judd, conductor) - 25 January 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • 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.