Let Freedom Ring [Single License]

Let Freedom Ring [Single License]


A rhapsodic ballad of a favorite patriotic tune.

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Although the lyrics were written by Samuel Francis, it’s hard to nail down the origin of the tune called “America” that most know in the States as “My Country ’Tis of Thee.”

It was printed in England in 1744 in the tune book Thesaurus Musicus. Since then, the melody has been used as national anthems in several countries including Britain’s “God Save the Queen.”

After years of searching for patriotic arrangements, back in 2013, I finally created my own. Six years later (2019), "Let Freedom Ring" is now notated with a few additions and tweaks. I’m happy to share it with those looking for an arrangement for church services, a patriotic event, a recital, a special tribute to veterans and service men and women.


About the photos: Eight years ago I took my first trip to New York and finally met Lady Liberty in person. The sky was a spectacular blue that day and crowned every photo with royalty.

An interlude, featured throughout the piece, borrows the opening motive of “America the Beautiful” which complements the ballad-like setting of “My Country ’Tis of Thee.”


The arrangement is titled “Let Freedom Ring” because that phrase is highlighted and augmented throughout the setting. And, it also echoes one of my favorite performances of any patriotic tune which heavily influenced my arrangement. It’s sung by Crosby, Stills and Nash with Michael Hedges on guitar. I found a short video--see below.


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