America, the Beautiful
Words by Katherine Lee Bates, music by Samuel A. Ward / arr. Mark Hayes
Alfred Archive Edition: Alfred Choral Designs
We think this is the finest arrangement we've heard of the patriotic work that many believe should be our national anthem. Mark Hayes' arrangement uses fresh, new harmonies and is thoroughly inspirational. Optional narration includes writings by Jefferson, Lincoln, and Martin Luther King. Vocals are not difficult for a piece of this order. Consider for use at festivals. InstruPax includes: director's score, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 French horns [opt. baritone], percussion.