FREE DOWNLOAD OF SHEET MUSIC FOR A MAJOR PATRIOTIC PIECE TRANSCRIBED AND ARRANGED FOR TRUMPET ENSEMBLE
by Augustus Ward, arranged by Carmen Dragon, transcribed for 12 trumpets (two piccolo trumpets in B-flat, two E-flat trumpets, two C trumpets, four B-flat trumpets, two flugelhorns, optional percussion) by James Olcott.
Click here to hear a recording of this arrangement by the Twin Cities Trumpet Ensemble.
The wonderful - and famous - arrangement of America the Beautiful by Carmen Dragon is published in a variety of forms by the Sam Fox Publishing Company. With its 2001 release by Triplo Press, this transcription for 12 trumpets of that arrangement was seen in public for the first time and proudly continues to be offered free of charge to all who cherish the aspirations of freedom as exemplified by the United States of America. It has been used to telling effect in several public forums, including the Day of Prayer gathering of over 5000 people at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio on Friday, September 14, 2001, where the response to the work was an immediate and emotional standing ovation with extended applause. It is a very powerful piece. Difficulty: 5 out of 9.
I am grateful to the people at Sam Fox for permission to present Mr. Dragon's arrangement in this transcription and at no cost.
Please be aware that no part of this download may be used as the basis for another arrangement or sold in any manner whatsoever without express permission of Sam Fox Publishing Company and Triplo Press. Recording for profit is, as well, strictly prohibited.
NOTE: my apologies for the "look" of the manuscript. This work was done when the only musical notation program available on computer was Mark of the Unicorn's Professional Composer.
Prop., Triplo Press
Member Bd. of Directors, ITG
ITG Past President
Professor of Trumpet Emeritus
Miami University (Ohio)