America, The Beautiful  (Arr.)
     (with "The Navy Hymn")
For SATB Choir and Keyboard

Gladde Music Publications  (GMP9602)
$1.75

July, 1996
America's character is partially defined by its response to national tragedies.  On May 16, 1996 Admiral Jeremy "Mike" Boorda, Chief of U.S. Naval Operations, committed suicide for reasons that may never be fully understood.  I first heard the news on the radio, sharing empathy for the stress and hopelessness that afflict many people.  As Memorial Day was approaching, I was moved to combine two patriotic songs.  Although America, The Beautiful, our "unofficial national anthem" has been overused, this arrangement uniquely employs the phrase "...from sea to shining sea" as a transition to The Navy Hymn.  Rolling triplets dramatically increase in the piano as the choir concludes, "...and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!"

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