An Augsburg College instructor’s arrangement of “America the Beautiful” was sung by the San Francisco Girls and Boys Choruses before last week’s presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C., according to Inside Augsburg.
Instructor Nancy Grundahl wrote the arrangement after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “I needed something uplifting for my children’s choir to sing in rehearsal,” she told Inside Augsburg.
The arrangement was published by Alliance in 2003. Since last week’s performance, the publisher has seen an increase in sales, said Grundahl, director of the Augsburg Riverside Singers.
You can listen to the San Francisco choruses sing Grundahl’s arrangement of “America the Beautiful” here.