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And Sail Away

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Jack Wilds

Jack Wilds

Subtitle: For my son Thomas

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: TRN Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Quiet and serene, this musical work brings memorable lyric melodies and soft harmonies to the front to create an expressive piece with a slightly nautical flavor. Very soft melodic lines begin, then swell as they rise and ebb like the flowing waves on the oceans. Reaching a dynamic climax the music then gradually fades, much like a ship that sets sail and quietly disappears over the horizon.

- Program Note from publisher

And Sail Away takes its title from a Robert Louis Stephenson poem entitled My Bed Is a Boat. The poem describes how children often prepare for bed at night as if they are going on a long journey, packing various items they might need. This resonated deeply with me, as I was helping my two-year-old son get used to his bedtime routine. The piece is a lullaby dedicated to my son Thomas.

- Program Note by composer


  • ATSSB Composer's Competition, 2013, winner


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Florida: II


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jack Wilds Music Accessed 2 August 2021
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 72/5 (December 2017), p. 39.
  • Wilds, J. [2017]. And Sail Away [score]. TRN Music Publisher: [New Mexico].