Berlin - God Bless America - Brass QuintetDean Schmidt
God Bless America - Composed By Irving Berlin, Arranged for Brass Quintet w. optional drums By Dean W. Smith.
"God Bless America" is an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. The later version has notably been recorded by Kate Smith, becoming her signature song. Berlin wrote the song in 1918 while serving the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York, but decided that it did not fit in a revue called Yip Yip Yaphank, so he set it aside. In 1938, with the rise of Hitler, Berlin, who was Jewish and a first-generation European immigrant, felt it was time to revive it as a "peace song", and it was introduced on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938 sung by Kate Smith, on her radio show. Berlin had made some minor changes; by this time, "to the right" might have been considered a call to the political right, so he substituted "through the night" instead. He also provided an introduction that is now rarely heard but which Smith always used: "While the storm clouds gather far across the sea / Let us swear allegiance to a land that's free / Let us all be grateful for a land so fair, / As we raise our voices in a solemn prayer." This arrangement includes the rare intro to the well known tune that everyone knows.
This product is available for digital download only - the item includes :
- 1. Trumpet part in Bb
- 2. Trumpet part in Bb
- French Horn part
- Trombone part in bass clef
- Tuba part in bass clef
- Drum part ( Snare and Gran casa )