God Bless America
Click on the image above to see a larger version.

God Bless America (Full Score)
Item number 8898712AW
Regular Price: $7.95, Our Price: $2.39
You will save $5.56
God Bless America - Concert Band
Item number 8898714AW
Regular Price: $55.95, Our Price: $16.79
You will save $39.16

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".


Instrumentation
1-Full Score
8-Flute
1-Oboe
1-Bassoon
4-1st B Flat Clarinet
4-2nd B Flat Clarinet
4-3rd B Flat Clarinet
1-E Flat Alto Clarinet
1-B Flat Bass Clarinet
2-1st E Flat Alto Saxophone
1-2nd E Flat Alto Saxophone
2-B Flat Tenor Saxophone
1-E Flat Baritone Saxophone
4-1st B Flat Cornet
4-2nd B Flat Cornet
4-3rd B Flat Cornet
2-1st Horn In F
1-2nd Horn In F
2-1st Horn In E Flat
1-2nd Horn In E Flat
3-1st Trombone
3-2nd Trombone
3-3rd Trombone
1-Baritone T.C.
3-Baritone B.C.
4-Tuba
1-Bells
4-Drums
Other Pictures
Front Cover
Front Cover Image 1
 (347kb)
Conductor Score
Conductor Score Page 1
 (186kb)
Conductor Score Page 2
 (165kb)
Instrumentation
Instrumentation Page 1
 (83kb)
Product Information
How To Purchase God Bless America: If you want to add "God Bless America" to your shopping cart, just click on the "Purchase Now" button above. You will then have the option of placing your order online or ordering by mail, fax or phone.

Return Policy: This product may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund, excluding shipping charges.

   Difficulty 3 on a scale of 1 to 6 with 6 being the hardest.
Customers who bought this product also bought...
 Yankee Doodle
 Mellow Yellow
 Colonel Bogey March
 Cleveland Rocks
 Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Search For Sheet Music
Keywords to look for:
   
Concert Band Music
All Concert Band Music
Classical & Orchestral Music
Concert & Contest Music
Holiday Music
Jazz Music
Marches
Soundtrack Music
Novelty
Overtures
Patriotic
Popular Music
Sacred Music
Warm-ups & Exercises

By Difficulty
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Browse by Artist
Browse by Composer
Browse by Show Title
Product Lines
Audio CDs
Karaoke CDs
Sheet Music Folios
Band Music
  Concert Band
  Marching Band/Pep Band
  Jazz Band
  Small Ensemble
  Solo Instrumental Recordings
  Small Ensemble Recordings
  Large Ensemble Recordings
  Method Books
  Reference Books
  Instructional Videos
  Accessory Items
Musical Gifts
Site Navigation
Home Page
Shopping Cart
Search
Free Downloads
Contact Us
Login/Register
Track An Order
Copyright 2014 Folkcraft Instruments, Inc.
This page was last updated on April 17, 2014.