A setting of the poem by Gertrude Stein

For Solo Voice

Also available for bassoon or saxophone

Duration: 1 minute

Daniela Diomede: America America

Performance History · Purchase Sheet Music

America is a setting for solo voice of the poem by Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). It was recorded in 2014 by Daniela Diomede for the Soundiff Miniatures Anthology Vol. 1 CD.

America is also available for bassoon or saxophone, and is included in the set of Six Short Pieces for those instruments.


by Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)

Once in English they said America. Was it English to them.
Once they said Belgian.
We like a fog.
Do you for weather.
Are we brave.
Are we true.
Have we the national colour.
Can we stand ditches.
Can we mean well.
Do we talk together.
Have we red cross.
A great many people speak of feet.
And socks.

Purchase Sheet Music

Sheet music for AMERICA for voice is available from J.W.Pepper.

Sheet music for AMERICA is also part of the set of Six Short Pieces available from SheetMusicPlus for bassoon and for saxophone.

Performance History

World premiere not yet scheduled.