America the Beautiful
For Trumpet Duet
I wrote this trumpet duet arrangement of America the Beautiful as a way to express my patriotism for Independence Day, 2020, when here in Texas we’ve been told to stay home for the holiday, due to a covid 19 spike. I was compelled to express my patriotism because our American history and culture is being dismantled.
Some people have been expressing hatred for our country, even to the extent that their freedom to do so is NOT protected by the constitution. In the midst of all of this, I feel it’s important for those of us who do NOT hate this country to express our patriotism in an appropriate manner.
It’s not much, but that’s what this duet arrangement is to me. It is one instance of me saying, “No, I don’t hate America. This is my home. I love my country and the people who live here.”
Copyright Year: 2020
Performance Rights Organization: NA