My Country Tis of Thee

Theme & Variations on “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827) O Beautiful for Spacious Skies Two Psalms J. Arnold (1720-1792) In Beethoven’s day a popular musical form was “Theme and Variations”. The template was to take a popular tune of the day — the ‘theme’ — which the composer states rather simply,…