composerBillings, William
instrumentationNew edition

Parts printed with The Federal March. Edited by Richard Franko Goldman.

The anthem "America:· with words from 'The New England Hymn" by The Reverend Mather Byles, appeared in Billings' first published collection, 'The New England Psalm-Singer," printed in 1770. It is a simple four-part anthem for band, chorus and string orchestra (separately or in combination) and is highly appropriate as an opening number for a concert or ceremony.

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This work is part of The Bicentennial Musical Celebration published by JCPenney in 1975. More information and program notes are available from the original program booklets.

Are there any restrictions?
“No. There are no restrictions attached to this music. Use it when and where and how you wish, without cost or qualification of any kind (and that includes the JCPenney copyright that appears in all the appropriate places)— and in any way that meets your own requirements and the size and composition of your group.”

—JCPenney, About the Celebration, page 4.

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