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Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean (1843)

Composer
Tune: "Brittania, the Pride of the Ocean" by Anonymous Adapted by Thomas A'Becket, Sr. (1808-1890) Arr. by Joel Jacklich
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Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
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"Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean" is an 1843 adaptation by Thomas A'Becket, Sr. (1808-1890) of the anonymous British tune "Britannia, the Pride of the Ocean." A'Becket also adapted the lyrics for his American audience. Here, Joel Jacklich (A.S.C.A.P.) has arranged the piece for string quartet. Enjoy, as you perform it at your next 4th of July concert.

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