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America, the Beautiful James Pierpont, arr. by Chris Sharp

for Jazz Ensemble

Grade 3


James Pierpont's revered paean to patriotism is reconceived here as a driving rock shuffle!  After a sax soli intro derived from the Star-Spangled Banner, the rhythm section takes over propelling this energetic arrangement.  Contemporary harmonies abound as sections trade roles and interact with each other.  There are no solo responsibilities.  Perfect for your next patriotic celebration, or as a refreshing change-of-pace in your festival program!

$65.00 + shipping and handling

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