America the Beautiful
Woodwind Trio, Woodwind Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Brass Trio, Brass Quartet, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir or Ensemble, String Trio, String Quartet, Concert Band, Full Orchestra, String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Flexi-Band - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Samuel Ward. Arranged by Randy Calistri-Yeh. Fourth of July, Recital, Patriotic, Old-time, Americana. Score, Set of Parts. 36 pages. Published by Custom Chamber Music (S0.519765).
Item Number: S0.519765
"America the Beautiful", written by Samuel A. Ward with lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates, is a classic American patriotic tune. This extremely flexible arrangement can be played with anywhere from 3 to 7 parts, suitable for a small chamber group, accompaniment for a choir, or a full band or orchestra (school, community, or professional).
This song is in its original key, so it is easy to combine with your own choir or piano/organ parts.
Your purchase contains a full score, as well as individual parts in all the appropriate clef and transposition to support the following ensembles:
Brass trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet.
Woodwind trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet.
String trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet.
Clarinet trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet.
Saxophone trio, quartet, and quintet.
Mixed trio, quartet, quintet, and sextet, with optional percussion.
Wind ensemble, brass ensemble, string orchestra, full orchestra, and full band.
The parts are described as follows (part ranges are given in concert pitch, where C4 is middle C):
Part 1 [D4-E5] is the main melody. Flute/Piccolo, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Violin, Viola.
Part 2 [B3-D5] has some B-section melody and harmony. Bb Clarinet, Alto/Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, French Horn, Bb Trumpet, Violin, Viola.
Part 3 [G3-G4] is additional harmony. Bb Clarinet, Alto/Bass Clarinet, Alto/Tenor Saxophone, French Horn, Bb Trumpet, Baritone, Trombone, C/Bb Euphonium, Violin, Viola, Cello.
Part 4 [F2-B3] is the main bass line. Bass Clarinet, Baritone/Bass Saxophone, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, C/Bb Euphonium, Tuba, Cello, Bass.
Part 5 [E2-D3] is other harmony. Bass Clarinet, Bass Saxophone, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, C/Bb Euphonium, Tuba, Cello, Bass.
Part 6 [D3-E4] is the main melody down an octave, with some additional notes. Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, C/Bb Euphonium, Cello, Bass.
Part 7 is an optional percussion part (snare drum, cymbal, bass drum) that can be added to any of the above combinations, or skipped entirely.
We recommend the following combinations:
Trio: Parts 1, 2, 4 (4 works better than 3 for trio).
Quartet: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4.
Quintet: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
Sextet: Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Septet: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Be sure to check out "American Patriotic Music for All, Volume 1" for a package of four classic patriotic tunes and three complete Sousa marches!
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