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America the Beautiful (SATB - A Cappella)

By Samuel A. Ward, Katherine Lee Bates

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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 (, 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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