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America

Music by Paul Simon, Lyrics by Paul Simon

"America" is a song performed by American music duo Simon & Garfunkel, which they released from their fourth studio album, Bookends, in 1968. Produced by the duo and Roy Halee, the song was later issued as a single in 1972 to promote the release of Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits. The song was written and composed by Paul Simon, and concerns young lovers hitchhiking their way across the United States, in search of "America," in both a literal and figurative sense. It was inspired by a 1964 road trip that Simon took with his then girlfriend Kathy Chitty. The song has been regarded as one of Simon's strongest songwriting efforts and one of the duo's best songs. A 2014 Rolling Stone reader's poll ranked it the group's fourth best song.

    Release Date: 1968

Songbooks and Arrangements


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Deke Sharon : A Cappella Jazz <span style="color:red;">America</span>na : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999449488 : 142340047X : 08744948

Deke Sharon : A Cappella Jazz Americana

Yes, you want to sing patriotic songs, but you want them with a bit of a contemporary twist? Then check out these charts by Deke Sharon. Standard "America The Beautiful" is scored SATB w/solo (alto or baritone), with a 12/8 groove. George M. Cohan's "Yankee Doodel Dandy" is a driving swing, with unexpected syncopations and some whistling with an SSATB voicing. Then there's Neil Diamond's "(Coming to) America" - a contemporary ode to our country of immigrants (SSATB). Lee Greenwood's modern anthem "God Bless The USA" is designed to send shivers down the spines and bring audiences to their feet. And finally, you can rock out to the Steve Miller Band chart "Living In The USA" - SSAB w/tenor solo - with a decidedly more jaundiced view of American culture. A little something for everyone!

Songlist: America, God Bless The USA , Living In The USA , America, The Beautiful, Yankee Doodle Dandy

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9074b | Songbook | $5.95 | A Cappella


F. Melius Christiansen : Selected Songs For Men : TTBB : Songbook : 9780800648602

F. Melius Christiansen : Selected Songs For Men

A selection of songs for men's voices selected by the legendary choral conductor of the St Olaf Choir.

Songlist: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, Abide With Me, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, Alone With Thee, Angels, from the Realms of Glory, Asleep in Jesus, Beautiful Savior, Behold a Host, Built on a Rock, Come, Thou Almighty King, Come, Ye Disconsolate, Dayspring of Eternity, Dearest Jesus, Draw Thou Near Me, Doxology, Eternal Father, Strong to Save, Father Most Holy, Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken, God Bless Our Native Land, God Save America, Heav'ns Resounding, The, Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, I know a Flower, I'm a Pilgrim, In Heaven Above, In Heavenly Love Abiding, In Night Forlorn, Jesus, Jesus, Only Jesus, Jesus, Joy of Man's Desiring, Jesus, Lover of My Soul, Jesus, Priceless Treasure, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 4313b | Songbook | $7.75 | A Cappella


Hartsmen : Close Harmony Collection Vol  1 : TTBB : 01 Songbook : Rudy Hart

Hartsmen : Close Harmony Collection Vol 1

A collection of standards and originals for quartets and chorus by Rudy Hart, founder of this highly acclaimed chorus.

Songlist: A Spirit Flower, America, America, The Beautiful, Bendemeer's Stream, Cuddle Up A Little Closer , Home On the Range, How Can the Lips I Kissed Be Saying Goodbye, Hush My Sleepy Head, I'm Gonna See My Honey in Alabam', In the Good Old Summertime, Keep A Smile in your Heart, Let's Go Back in Memory, Macushla, Mem'ries Holiday, My Wild Irish Rose, School Days, Tommy Lad, Dedication

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Voicing: TTBB | 5483b | Songbook | $9.98 | A Cappella


John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners : 2-Part : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : John Jacobson : 884088479909 : 1423491750 : 09971405

John Jacobson : Patriotic Partners

Let your patriotic pride shine and develop independent 2-part singing for a winning partnership! John Jacobson and Tom Anderson have partnered up new creative lyrics and singable melodies with patriotic favorites in this spirited collection you will use again and again. Young singers will learn each melody separately, and then sing them together for instant harmonic fun. Watch the excitement grow! The Teacher Edition offers piano/vocal arrangements with choreography, and, for added value, reproducible vocal sheets and teaching objectives linked to the National Standards for each song. Stretch your budget dollars further with the Classroom Kit and receive the Teacher Edition and an ENHANCED CD with performance and accompaniment song tracks, plus PDFs of singer songsheets for projection options! Don't miss this winning collection of spirited originals partnered with patriotic favorites 3-6.

Songlist: America, America For Me, America, The Beautiful, Down By The Riverside, Give Love, Have You Ever Seen A Yankee Doodle?, Hip Hop Hooray For The U.S.A., Home Sweet Home, I Love America, I Love That Grand Old Flag, Let Freedom Ring, Simple Gifts, There's A Light, Three Cheers For America, Yankee Doodle Boy, You're A Grand Old Flag

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Voicing: 2-Part | 9679b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


Mary Val Marsh : Partners in Song : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 654979015468  : 00-SVBM00009

Mary Val Marsh : Partners in Song

Teaching children to sing in parts and with different voices - instruments or vocal - can be a challenge. These traditional pieces, combined with original descants and second parts written by Mary Val Marsh are the perfect way to allow students to learn while they have fun. This collection offers titles for almost every occasion from Patriotic to Holiday to traditional standards that every child should know. Also included in this collection are teaching suggestions and comments by the writer that give each piece a little extra for learning and performing. This is a resource that will become a standard!

Songlist: America, Angels we Have Heard on High, Caroling Song, Columbia, The Gem of the Ocean, Deck the Halls, Harvest Hymn, Little David, Play on Your Harp, Mary Ann, My Lord, What a Morning, Sanctus, Silent Night, Spring Walk

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7446b | Songbook | $3.95


Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook : 2- and 3-Part : 01 Songbook : 723188900275  : 00-CN0027

Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook

A collection for group singing for all occasions.

Songlist: Alouette, America, America, The Beautiful, Au Clair de la Lune, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, Birch Tree, Blues in the Night, British Grenadiers, Broom, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Cantique de Noel, Careless Love, Charleston, Christmas Is Coming, Cielito Lindo, Come Follow, Come Ye Thankful People, Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon"), Dear Old Girl, Down by the Riverside, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Fine and Dandy, First Nowell, From Ill Do Thou Defend Me, Gal I Left Behind Me, Galway Piper, Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, and more

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Voicing: 2- and 3-Part | 4317b | Songbook | $14.95


Peter Blood and Annie Patterson : Rise Up Singing - The Group Singing Songbook : Unison : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 073999782288 : 1881322149 : 00740332

Peter Blood and Annie Patterson : Rise Up Singing - The Group Singing Songbook

Words, chords and sources to 1200 songs for group singing anywhere, anytime! Includes illustrations and an introduction by Pete Seeger.

Songlist: America, Ballads & Old Songs, City, Creativity, Dreams & Fantasies, Ecology, Faith, Farm & Prarie, Freedom, Friendship, Funny Songs, Golden Oldies, Good Times, Gospel, Hard Times & Blues, Home & Family, Hope, Love, Lullabies, Men, Mountain Voice, Outdoors, Peace, Play, Rich & Poor, Rounds, Sacred Rounds & Chants, Sea, Spirituals, Struggle, and more

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Voicing: Unison | 5073b | Songbook & 1 CD | $29.95


Various Arrangers : Hymns and Anthems For Male Voices : TTBB : 01 Songbook : V10

Various Arrangers : Hymns and Anthems For Male Voices

The hymns and anthems contained herein represent some of the most loved examples of sacred song literature. Most of the hymns are arrranged for simple four part singing with or without accompaniment. Only in a few cases, notably 'Holy, Holy, Holy' and 'O Come All Ye Faithful,' have the numbers been arranged into anthem style for special occasions! Such numbers will be more effective with accompaniment, although special treatment is included so that they may be sung .

Songlist: Abide With Me, All Glory Laud and Honor, All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name, America, America, The Beautiful, American Hymn, The, Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light, Break Thou the Bread of Life, Christ, the Lord, Is Risen Today, Chruch's One Fountain, The, Come, Thou Almighty King, Day Is Dying in the West, Doxology, The, Eternal Father, Faith of Our Fathers, For the Beauty of Earth, Go Down Moses, God of Our Fathers, Holy, Holy, Holy, Hosanna, Loud Hosanna, I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord, I Love to Tell the Story, Jesus Calls Us, Joy to the World, Lord Is a Mighty God, The, Love Divine All Love Excelling, Mighty Fortress Is Our God, A, Morning Light Is Breaking, The, My God, How Wonderful Thou Art, Now Thank We All Our God, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 9055b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Amy Appleby : <span style="color:red;">America</span>'s All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187985310 : 0825634741 : 14001791

Amy Appleby : America's All-Time Favorite Songs for God and Country

Nowhere else will you find gathered together into one priceless treasury so many of your favorite American folk songs, patriotic anthems and marches, heart songs, sea chanteys, colonial songs, Civil War songs, hymns, gospel songs, spirituals, Christmas carols, memorial songs, and sacred classics. This comprehensive volume includes over 175 full piano arrangements with complete lyrics and chord symbols, and is illustrated with woodcuts, engravings and drawings throughout. Spiral bound.

Songlist: O Come All Ye Faithful, Joy To The World, Auld Lang Syne, Go Tell It On The Mountain, I Saw Three Ships, Amazing Grace, Christ The Lord Is Risen Today, O Day Of Rest And Gladness, Coventry Carol, HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, GOOD KING WENCESLAS, BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, HOME ON THE RANGE, RED RIVER VALLEY, SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT, TELL ME WHY, TAPS, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT, BLOW THE MAN DOWN, CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINNY, DANNY BOY, DEEP RIVER, GIVE ME THAT OLD TIME RELIGION, MARY HAD A BABY, MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN, MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME, NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN, SHE WORE A YELLOW RIBBON, STEAL AWAY, WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20404b | Songbook | $24.95 | PVG


Leonard Bernstein : Bernstein on Broadway : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999558159 : 0634095730 : 00450100

Leonard Bernstein : Bernstein on Broadway

30 songs from Leonard Bernstein's revered Broadway shows, including West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Peter Pan, and more, with plot notes, insightful facts, quotes from Bernstein and a bio. Includes a foreword by conductor John Mauceri, and the hits: America - I Feel Pretty - Lonely Town - Maria - New York, New York - Ohio - One Hand, One Heart - Somewhere - Tonight - and more.

Songlist: Tonight, Maria, Carried Away, Somewhere, America, Lucky To Be Me, Best of All Possible Worlds, New York, New York, It Must Be So, Make Our Garden Grow, My Love, Oh, Happy We, You Were Dead, You Know, Who Am I?, Some Other Time, Never-Land, My House, Peter, Peter, Take Care Of This House, My New Friends, I Can Cook Too, I Feel Pretty, It's Love, A Little Bit In Love, Lonely Town, Ohio, One Hand, One Heart, One Hundred Easy Ways To Lose A Man, A Quiet Girl, The Wrong Note Rag

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Voicing: Solo | 20400b | Songbook | $24.95 | Voice and Piano


Neil Diamond : Pro Vocal Series : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088220396 : 1423435893 : 00740387

Neil Diamond : Pro Vocal Series

Neil Diamond is one of pop music's most enduring and successful singer-songwriters. As a successful pop music performer, Diamond scored a number of hits worldwide in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Diamond has sold over 125 million records sales worldwide including 48 million records in the U.S. In terms of Billboard chart success, he is the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever, ranking behind only Barbara Streisand and Elton John. This Pro Vocal series contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight of his hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening, and then separate backing tracks so you can sing along. The CD is playable on any CD, but it is also enhanced for PC and Mac computer users so you can adjust the recording to any pitch without changing the tempo! Perfect for home rehearsal, parties, auditions, corporate events, and gigs without a backup band. Or for singing just for the fun of it!

Songlist: America, Cracklin' Rosie, Forever In Blue Jeans, Hello Again, Kentucky Woman, Love On The Rocks, Song Sung Blue, Sweet Caroline

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Voicing: Solo | 5127b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin' : Solo : 01 Songbook : 752187109167 : 082563301X : 14025204

Paul Simon : Paul Simon in Concert - Live Rhymin'

From folk-pop-rock legend Paul Simon comes this collection of a dozen fantastic compositions performed live for his 1974 concert album. Includes such classics as: Loves Me like a Rock - America - The Boxer - Bridge over Troubled Water - and more. Illustrated with photographs from the concert.

Songlist: AMERICA, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Jesus Is The Answer, HOMEWARD BOUND, AMERICAN TUNE, DUNCAN, EL CONDOR PASA, LOVES ME LIKE A ROCK, Me & Julio Down by the School Yard, MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION, THE BOXER, THE SOUND OF SILENCE

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Voicing: Solo | 20334b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Various : West Side Story Vocal Selections German Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088191412 : 1423446968 : 00450131

Various : West Side Story Vocal Selections German Edition

Songlist: Tonight, I Have A Love, Maria, Somewhere, America, Cha-Cha From The Dance At The Gym, Jet Song, Promenade From The Dance At The Gym, Cool, I Feel Pretty, One Hand, One Heart, Something's Coming

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Voicing: Solo | 20156b | Songbook | $14.95 | PVG


Vocal Selections : West Side Story - Revised Edition : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999500684 : 0634046756 : 00450068

Vocal Selections : West Side Story - Revised Edition

This revised edition celebrates the legacy of one of the most famous musicals of all time with 13 newly engraved songs, a show biography and plot notes, facsimiles of Bernstein's original manuscripts, and 16 pages of photos from various productions.

Songlist: Promenade, Maria, Somewhere, Gee, Officer Krupke, Jet Song, America, Something's Coming, One Hand, One Heart, Tonight, Cool, I Feel Pretty, Cha-Cha, I Have a Love

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Voicing: Solo | 20077b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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America : SATB : William Stickles : Paul Simon : Songbook : 00450000 : 073999975604

William Stickles : America

Arranger: William Stickles | Composer: Paul Simon | Lyricist: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
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| 00450000


America : SSA : William Stickles : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 00450001 : 073999602975

William Stickles : America

Arranger: William Stickles | Composer: Paul Simon | Lyricist: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00450001


America : SATB : Tom Fettke : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35029325 : 884088954604 : 1480360724

Tom Fettke : America

Bold and dignified, this powerful new arrangement of America the Beautiful includes a verse that uses the words of Emma Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus. Words and melody come together to form a breathtaking anthem of patriotism. Accompanied by piano or with the addition of the optional brass quintet and timpani parts, this work will be well received in school, community, and sacred performances alike.

Arranger: Tom Fettke | Composer: Paul Simon | Lyricist: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029325 | Showtrax CD Available


America : SAB : Tom Fettke : Paul Simon : Sheet Music : 35029326 : 884088954611 : 1480360732

Tom Fettke : America

Bold and dignified, this powerful new arrangement of America the Beautiful includes a verse that uses the words of Emma Lazarus' poem, The New Colossus. Words and melody come together to form a breathtaking anthem of patriotism. Accompanied by piano or with the addition of the optional brass quintet and timpani parts, this work will be well received in school, community, and sacred performances alike.

Arranger: Tom Fettke | Composer: Paul Simon | Lyricist: Paul Simon

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35029326 | Showtrax CD Available

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