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America, the Beautiful

Composer
Samuel A. Ward
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
String quartet
Instrumental parts
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Katherine Lee Bates (1859-1929) wrote her poem "America the Beautiful" in 1893 upon returning from a visit to the summit of Pike’s Peak, where the first lines were inspired. The music was later set to the hymn "Materna", written in 1882 by Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903).

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