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Thread #5462   Message #2708721
Posted By: Haruo
26-Aug-09 - 01:51 AM
Thread Name: Origins: America, The Beautiful
Subject: RE: America, The Beautiful
Where can I find the Clarence Grant Hamilton tune for "America the Beautiful"? We're having a hymn sing at Fremont Baptist October 18, and while the main thematic focus will be on Shepherd hymns, we will also be saluting the 150th anniversaries of the births of Katharine Lee Bates and Carl Gustav Boberg. For the former, I want us to sing "America, the Beautiful" to a non-customary tune (and what better than the one written for it by Professor Bates's friend and colleague, and preferred by her). But I can't locate it. The tune "WALLACE (Hamilton)" that is given by the website, allegedly on the basis of The Cyber Hymnal, is in fact the tune for the other Bates song we're going to do, her Magi piece "The Kings of the East are riding". It is metrically entirely unsuitable for "O beautiful for spacious skies".