AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (Hamilton)

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (Hamilton)

Composer: Clarence G. Hamilton
Published in 5 hymnals


Composer: Clarence G. Hamilton

Born: June 9, 1865, Providence, Rhode Island. Hamilton attended Brown University (BA 1888, AM 1900, Phi Beta Kappa). He taught at a private preparatory school in Providence (1888-89), and taught music in Providence, chiefly piano and theory (1889-1904). As of 1930, he was chair of the music department at Wellesley College. He was organist and choir director at several churches, contributed articles to various musical journals, and was secretary of the Northeast Chapter, American Guild of Organists. His works include: Music Appreciation, Based upon Methods of Literary Criticism The School Credit Piano Course for the Systematic Training of Ears, Fingers and Mind in Piano Playing and Musicianship, with John Patton Marshall & Per… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (Hamilton)
Composer: Clarence G. Hamilton
Incipit: 15345 67114 56543
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain;
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee,
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea.

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Notes

This was Miss Bates' preferred musical setting for her poem beginning "O beautiful, for spacious skies". Hamilton was a colleague of hers.

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Hymns of the Church #532

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Hymns of Worship and Service #247

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Hymns of Worship and Service #247

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Songs of the Christian Life #543

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The Church School Hymnal #256

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