Patriotic Playlist

If you’re looking for some U.S. patriotic music, you’ve come to the right place! These traditional patriotic and folk tunes are guaranteed to inspire you and your audience with their familiar and uplifting melodies.

America Medley

arr. Sylvia Woods 
Intermediate

This is a sweet, pretty medley of “America the Beautiful” and “America” (aka “My Country Tis of Thee”). It will definitely get your crowd in the patriotic spirit! I played this recently at a senior community and had them all singing along! If you are looking for advanced beginner versions of these two tunes, see the next product.

Songs for All Seasons

arr. Reba Lunsford
Advanced Beginner

This book is great when you need some festive tunes to add to different holiday setlists. It includes the same tunes as the product above—named as “O Beautiful for Spacious Skies” and “My Country Tis of Thee” in this book—but also has tunes for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and more!

The Star-Spangled Banner

arr. Joy Slavens
Intermediate

There is nothing more patriotic than our national anthem! This arrangement has the perfect amount of flash—a few glissandos sprinkled in and large chords/left hand octaves make it very stately. This can be used as a solo or in your gig book!

Home On The Range

arr. Meinir Heulyn
Intermediate

There’s something so familiar and homey about this melody—it is a folk song also called the “unofficial anthem of the American West.” It’s a melody that everyone knows and loves, which makes it a great addition to any occasion! I also really enjoy the harmonies Meinir uses—really stepping this classic into the adult version, if you will!

Simple Gifts

arr. Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni
Advanced Beginner

I think it’s impossible not to enjoy this traditional American shaker melody. Presented in both F and G Major, this arrangement runs through the hymn twice with simple harmonies in a beautiful setting. See below for an intermediate version.

Simple Gifts

arr. Sylvia Woods
Intermediate

This intermediate version is a bit longer in length. It starts out simple and builds as it goes, exploring a little more variation with the melody. Beautiful!

Bluegrass Country Medley

arr. Louise Trotter
Intermediate

Three of the most beloved American folk tunes of all time: “Red River Valley,” Arkansas Traveler,” and “Turkey in the Straw” are included in this medley! It is such a fun, different addition to your gig book. The sections for each tune are easily marked, so you can go through and repeat any if you’d like to make the piece longer.

Battle Hymn of the Republic

arr. Liana Alpino

This popular march, also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory,” became widely popular during the American Civil War. The accompaniment patterns in this arrangement build off of each other throughout the four verses of the tune and culminate with a broad, stately march pattern at the end. This arrangement is a fun addition to any patriotic playlist and also stands alone as a solo piece.

The Gift of Love

Rhett Barnwell
Intermediate

Also known at “The Water is Wide”, this popular English folk tune is beautiful and works well for all occasions. This arrangement is full of lush left-hand arpeggio accompaniment patterns. I also love that a large range of the harp is used. For an advanced beginner version, see the next product.

The Water is Wide

arr. Sylvia Woods
Advanced Beginner

This is a beautiful, simple arrangement of this folk tune. No matter what level you are as a harpist, this solo stands the test of time – I’ve had it in my gig book since I was young!

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