America! My Homeland
|America! My Homeland
|Boosey & Co.
|Place of Publication
|New York (N.Y.)
|Year of Publication
|Date of Copyright
|1 score, men's voices (, 2-9,  p.)
|Blaine and Treleaven’s song competed directly with an identical title issued by Harry C. Eldridge. Both publications were marketed primarily to amateurs and schools; they appear to have been equally successful, especially in school ceremonies, until the 1920s, after which Blaine’s song faded from view. This arrangement by Sumner Salter, and a second arrangement for women's voices, were probably performed more often than the solo song that was originally copyrighted.
|A high-class ballad that sounds much like an anthem--too slow and dignified to be truly a march song (though this arrangement for men's voices emphasizes the latter genre) but laced with martial figures: walking bass, fanfares, and modified rat-a-tat-tats. Harmonies evidence pervasive chromaticism, with modal borrowings and modulations to the flat submediant in the first quatrain and to the dominant for the final one, at the start of which is a slightly modified quotation from “America.” The music repeats exactly for the second verse.
|Subject - Topic
|Subject - Geographic
|Subject - Temporal
|The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries. Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.
|List of titles: Boosey & Co’s Series. / Famous Songs / Specially Arranged For / Male Voices.
|Back Cover Description
|List of titles: Boosey & Co’s Series. / Sacred Quartettes, Anthems, Etc. / for / Mixed Voices (S.A.T.B.)
|James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music
|World War I Sheet Music from the James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music