This majestic arrangement breathes new life into the patriotic hymn known to all American congregations. The text, written to commemorate the centenary of the US Declaration of Independence, makes the hymn particularly suitable for 4 July, but it would work equally well for other celebratory occasions. Wilberg has retained some of George Warren's original harmonies, while also adding his own distinctive stamp.
The orchestral version has been recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square on the CD Spirit of America (SKU 4600686).
An accompaniment for orchestra is available on hire/rental.
Forces or Category
SATB (with divisions) & keyboard/orchestra