|God Bless America|
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Your young band will have a fun and easy time playing this wonderful, patriotic piece. Patriotism in the U.S. it higher now than it has been in decades, and "God Bless America" is sure to be a successful at your next performance.
Technical Notes: America's unofficial national anthem was composed by an immigrant who left his home in Siberia for America when he was only five years old. The original version of "God Bless America" was written by Irving Berlin (1888-1989) during the summer of 1918 at Camp Upton, located in Yaphank, Long Island, for his Ziegfeld-style revue, "Yip, Yip, Yaphank". "Make her victorious on land and foam, God Bless America..." ran the original lyric. However, Berlin decided that the solemn tone of "God Bless America" was somewhat out of keeping with the more comedic elements of the show and the song was laid aside.
In the fall of 1938, as war was again threatening Europe, Berlin decided to write a "peace" song. He recalled his "God Bless America" from twenty years earlier and made some alterations to reflect the different state of the world. Singer Kate Smith introduced the revised "God Bless America" during her radio broadcast on Armistice Day, 1938. The song was an immediate sensation; the sheet music was in great demand. Berlin soon established the God Bless America Fund, dedicating the royalties to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America.
Arranged By: This piece was arranged by Frank D. Cofield.
Composed By: "God Bless America" was composed by Irving Berlin.
Published By: "God Bless America" was published by Irving Berlin Music Company.
Series: This piece is part of the series "Hal Leonard Concert Band Series".
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Difficulty 3 on a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being the hardest.
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