Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!

From Sea to Shining Sea

From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
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
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)
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.

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

Audio Links

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • 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.