America the Beautiful (score & parts)-DR CHOIR
American the Beautiful
for double reed quintet: two oboes, English horn, and two bassoons
for double reed choir: three oboes, English horn, three bassoons, and contrabassoon
by Samuel A Ward (1847-1903) - American composer and organist
This arrangement, by Trevor Cramer in the style of Carmen Dragon, has "easy" parts for oboe 3 and bassoon 3, playable by beginners. It is perfect for double reed days, requires minimal rehearsal time, and allows for a good, patriotic finish!