Choral Bass 1, Bass 2, Piano, tenor 1, tenor 2
For Chorus of Men's Voices with Piano. Composed by William Steffe (1830-1890). Arranged by Peter Wilhousky. Fold. Peter J. Wilhousky Choral Series. Choral. Piano reduction/vocal score. With Standard notation. 11 pages. Duration 4:15. Carl Fischer Music #CM6778. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.CM6778).
Item Number: CF.CM6778
ISBN 9780825825576. 6.875 x 10.5 inches. Key: Bb major. En. Text: Julia Ward Howe. 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.