SATB chorus Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Piano
For Chorus of Mixed Voices (SSATTBB) with Piano. Composed by William Steffe (1830-1890). Arranged by Peter Wilhousky. Peter J. Wilhousky Choral Series. Choral. Piano reduction/vocal score. With Standard notation. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.CM4743).
Item Number: CF.CM4743
ISBN 0825807964. Key: B-flat major. Text: Julia Ward Howe.
The Wilhousky setting of this 19th century hymn is possibly the most heartfelt musical pronouncement of American patriotism. Divisi sections in all parts are accessible and still richly expressive with harmonic colors and sweeping dynamic contrasts. Emotional and highly effective, it is a truly magnificent setting that may be performed with band or orchestral accompaniment. It's also the one chosen most often by U.S. military ensembles.