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OF THEE I SING, AMERICA!
by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse
Positioning: Mixed voices: Guys center or outsides. Treble voices: Part I vs. Part II.
INTRO Divide the choir into 4 groups - may use rows 1-4. One group at a time salutes using half note pulse: 1, 2, 3, 4.
  M3: Push R palm up and drop over to R in groups: 4, 3, 2, 1.

CHORUS

MEAS. 5 March in place (Vol. 2, 19 - see Gals) to R, L, R, L.
  M7: place R hand over heart (Vol., 2, 97) facing R diagonal.
  M8: push R hand out to flag (Vol. 2, 98).
  M9: march again.
  M10: push flat R palm out to L, pan across on sea (Vol. 1, 79).
  M13: put weight out on R foot, L, then pull R in. (Opt. - full pivot turn.)

VERSE

MEAS. 14 All open stance w/arms behind back. Eyes and head move high from R to L, then low from L to R.
  M18: R palm moves across to L w/palm up, then up to R diagonal.
  M20: cross fists at chest, open and drop.
CHORUS  
MEAS. 22 Repeat as before.
"AMERICA"  
MEAS. 31 Turn to R diagonal in open stance w/arms behind.
  M37: R hand over heart.
  M41: salute front.
  M43: push R palm up and drop over to R.

CHORUS

MEAS. 45 Repeat as before.
  DESCANT: March forward. R palm up above then salute in. Push R palm up and drop over to R. March back and join others.
MEAS. 53 Salute in 4 groups: 1, 2, 3, 4.
MEAS. 55 Sea: push R palm up and drop over to R. Salute again and drop. Of thee I sing: march in place R, L. Salute, push R up and drop. March R, L.
MEAS. 58 Open stance front w/arms behind on rest.
MEAS. 59 Slowly lift R palm from low to high, end in salute.

 

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