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An American Hymn (Chester)


By William Billings

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An American Hymn (Chester) (Chester). Composed by William Billings (1746-1800). Arranged by Elliot Del Borgo. For string orchestra (88555) with optional piano. Playground String Orchestra Series. Grade 1. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 55 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.8143).

William Billings' illustrious hymn Chester is scored here in a very playable concert setting that allows for a full sound and interesting lines in all parts. The simple nobility of the melodic line and its strong, solid harmonies are major factors in the enduring popularity of this song. Duration 2:55.