Sing-Along, America! (2010)
Brief notes about Sing-Along, America!:
This sing-along, in total, lasts roughly 7:15 – 7:30 The estimated timings and titles for the selections contained herein are: :45 Intro :31 Yankee Doodle :40 Over There 1:04 Battle Hymn of the Republic :40 My Country, ‘Tis of Thee (America) :40 You’re a Grand Old Flag 1:17 God Bless America :42 When Johnny Comes Marching Home :55 America, the Beautiful :10 Out-tro This sing-along was constructed in a modular fashion, allowing for multiple cuts or re-arrangement of the tunes as needed.
Though the order of the individual tunes could be changed, the cuts work best if the order remains the same, with the user simply omitting the selections not desired for use. More explanation of cuts: Cuts marked with an asterisk and a number – “*2” (e.g.) – indicate the point where the option is available to jump to any similarly marked spot. The medley works best if played from beginning to end with no cuts, but each tune can also serve as the ending of the medley, if so desired. “Sing Along, America!” can be performed in many settings: Orchestra alone (large orchestra or reduced orchestra) Orchestra w/ audience Orchestra w/ SATB choir Orchestra w/ Children’s choir Orchestra w/ SATB choir and children’s choir. (performers would need to decide who sings when.) Orchestra with everyone singing. The piano/vocal can be sold separately for choirs interested in performing it alone (w/out orchestra).
The instrumentation is as follows: *3*3*32 – 4331 – T+3 – hp – kybds (optional) – str Please note: Once again, in an effort to suit a wide variety of circumstances, the scoring is such that the medley could just as easily be played by an orchestra of: 2222 – 4221 – T+2 – hp – str