Voice Duet, Choir, SATB - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Samuel A. Ward, Katherine Lee Bates. Arranged by Devon Biere. 21st Century, 20th Century, Contemporary Classical, Patriotic. Score. 3 pages. Published by Devon Biere (S0.157953).
Item Number: S0.157953
Contemporary SATB (divisi, ranging from 4-7 parts) a cappella arrangement of "America The Beautiful" featuring a male/female duet in the first stanza. Jazz-inflected with some tight harmonies but straightforward voice leading. Accessible to a wide range of audiences. Builds up to a lush, stirring finish. 3 stanzas, approximately 3:15 in duration.
Appropriate for mixed choirs of at least intermediate skill level. Could be performed by a small group or large ensemble.
Arranged by Devon Biere (www.devdogmusic.com), whose songs and arrangements have been recorded by multi-platinum recording artist 98 Degrees and Grammy-nominated True Vibe. ASCAP member ID 1598252.
Commissioned by Deborah Centers and performed by her combined Indian Hill High School choirs in the spring of 2015.
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