America the Beautiful

(listed in: Hymns Organ_Accompaniment )

Alternate organ accompaniment for last verse of this patriotic hymn. The melody is the same as the hymnbook version except that the last note is held out while the organ changes chords underneath it. The chorister should simply hold their hands high as if holding a note out while the organist finishes the chords. The congregation will notice that something is different early on in the hymn and sing the melody. They will be thrilled as the new sound from the organ gives the hymn a fresh and exciting ending. They will think they are a choir as the last note is held!

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Alternate organ accompaniment