Anthem from “America”

dedicationThis symphony has been written in love for this country/ In reverence for its Past–In Faith in its Future ....
composerBloch, Ernest
arrangerGoldman, Richard Franko
publisherJCPenney; Summy-Birchard Company
instrumentationNew edition
notesThis anthem is the short finale from Bloch's America, an Epic Rhapsody. The composer hoped the anthem would be widely used and become part of the American heritage. It is presented here for band, orchestra and chorus, separately or together. The unison choral part is printed in the booklet "About the Celebration" as well as in the Parts download below. The simplicity of the work makes it easy to learn and sing, and provides a stirring opportunity for audience participation.

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.

performanceThe Seattle Symphony, via YouTube
change date2020-08-04