America the Beautiful

Samuel Augustus Ward
Full details...
page one of America the Beautiful

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

NOTICE: March 3, 2004

NOTICE: This arrangement of Amereica the Beautiful displays all instruments in the key of C. A version transposed for Trumpets in B Flat and Horn in F is also available.

The lyrics by Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929) were inspired by a trip to Pikes Peak in 1893. Two years later the first version (of several)of the poem was printed in a weekly publication, the Congregationalist, on July 4, 1895.

The music was composed by Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903) in 1882, nearly 10 years before the words were penned. It was not until the early 1900's that the words and music, as it is now commonly used, came together.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ (Rev. 2-24-04)

Note From Richard - Although I offer this work as original, it is subject to revisions of text and notation for clarity, and accuracy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Score ID
Samuel Augustus Ward
Year of composition
Katharine Lee Bates
Difficult (Grades 7+)
4 minutes
Brass quintet

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Reviews of America the Beautiful

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .

You might also like...