• Ives - Variations on “America” for Bass Trombone and Piano

Ives - Variations on “America” for Bass Trombone and Piano

Composer: Ives

Arranger: Vernon

$27.50 USD



Charles Ives Variations on “America” has been artfully arranged by Charles Vernon for Bass Trombone and Piano for virtuoso performers. This work of about 6 minutes in length was composed and published in 1891 for Concert Organ at the time when the melody was the de facto national anthem of the U.S.A.

The work is based upon and inspired by America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee) an American patriotic song that uses the same melody as the national anthem of the United Kingdom "God Save the Queen/King"

Variations on "America" has 5 variations including a number of humorous sections with some definite tongue-in-cheek moments happening. Ives, who performed it first on a concert-grand Organ for a Fourth of July celebration in 1892 was quoted as saying that it was, "almost as fun as playing baseball."

Published, sold and distributed from Canada.

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