America's national anthem has been arranged in a solemn setting in this piano solo written for the late intermediate student.
Patriotic Piano Sheet Music
This patriotic piece is well known in America as "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and in the UK as "God Save the King/Queen". Its inspiring melody begins in a solemn mood that evolves to a contemplative setting and finally to its lively, spirited ending.
A fun piece of Americana for the level 2-3 student, "Yankee Doodle" is written in the Key of G Major and is in 4/4 time. Two verses with words are given for singing along.
Julia Ward Howe wrote the words to this American Hymn in 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War. She put the words to music, using a traditional melody. Her hymn soon became a popular patriotic song of the Civil War era that is still sung today.
This beginning ensemble is written for 1 piano and six hands, but can be played on three electric pianos instead, using the synthesized sounds to portray the fife and drum.
The arrangement for this duet puts the primo on a beginning level and the secondo on a more advanced level. Teachers may play along with their students, or pair an older sibling with a younger one for a great patriotic number.