America The Beautiful

Please use the above track as guide to help you make your video. There is an intro and first verse. You can use this to get your timing correct.
When you are at your various tourist locations such as the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Tower, Ferry Boat, Times Square, Mt. Vernon, Washington monuments, take a moment to either film yourself or have a spouse film you singing the first verse of, ”America the Beautiful.” We recommend groups for better synchronization. Orchestra members are free to add instruments if they wish to.
 
Hymn: “America the Beautiful” (as sung in the hymnbook. Page 338)
Key: C Major
Tempo: 95
Verse: First

Lyrics:
Oh, beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
 
We would like to put your videos together to make a one-of-a-kind, multi-state Choir performance. This will be a fun way to show a different side of the Choir. This will not be posted until the end of tour. If you have large groups, harmonizing is encouraged. If you are doing it solo, the melody is preferred.
 
Email or text videos by 7/6 (But send as early as you have it)
Katie Whitbeck – kwhitbeck@ldschurch.org or text 801-879-4085
Eric Malizia – eric.malizia@ldschurch.org or text to 435-279-7599
 
There will be times when we all have free time on this tour to do this. Those dates are:
6/26 – Mt. Vernon, Washington DC and New York City
6/28 – New York City
6/30 – New York City
7/5 – Boston