America, the Beautiful composed by Katherine Lee Bates and Samuel Ward. Arranged by Mark Hayes. Choir Sacred. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Patriotic; Sacred. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.11383).
We think this is the finest arrangement we've heard of the patriotic work that many believe should be our national anthem. Mark Hayes' arrangement uses fresh, new harmonies and is thoroughly inspirational. Optional narration includes writings by Jefferson, Lincoln, and Martin Luther King. Vocals are not difficult for a piece of this order. Consider for use at festivals. InstruPax includes: director's score, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 French horns [opt. baritone], percussion.
Inst. Parts Available (choral); Recorded Acc. Available.
About Alfred Choral Designs
The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.