America the Beautiful (Ward, Samuel Augustus)




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For Male Chorus (Salamon)

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Sean Salamon (2008/8/14)

Arranger Sean Michael Salamon
Publisher. Info. Sean Michael Salamon
Misc. Notes TTBB a capella. high quality score
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General Information

Work Title America the Beautiful
Alternative. Title Materna
Composer Ward, Samuel Augustus
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ISW 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1882
First Publication. 1882
Librettist Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Mixed chorus
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

Patriotic hymn of the United States of America.

The music for this piece was composed in 1882 as a hymn called "Materna." The words to the song were written by Bates in 1895 as a poem. They were adapted for this song in 1910.