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Fantasy on American Sailing Songs

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Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

General Info

Year: 1952
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $12.95


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
Eb Clarinet
Bb Soprano Clarinet Solo
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Bass Saxophone
Cornets Solo-I-II-III
Bb Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)

(Percussion instrumentation undifferentiated in score)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fantasy on American Sailing Songs was dedicated to the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. This lively and robust medley of sailing songs includes Hornet and Peacock, Lowlands: What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor? and Rio Grande. Each song is clearly stated then effectively developed with appealing melodic and harmonic treatment.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band

Commercial Discography

Audio Links

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Arkansas: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Massachusetts: III
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV. Complete
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) University Band (Chris Chapman, conductor) – 3 December 2019
  • Kenosha (Wisc.) Pops Concert Band (Craig Gall, conductor)– 12 June 2019
  • Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (Batavia, N.Y.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 27 April 2019
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Michael Doty, conductor) – 7 April 2019
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) University Concert Band (Jason Gardner, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Symphonic Winds (Travis Weller, conductor) - 3 November 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 11 July 2017
  • Liberty High School (Madera, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Eric Burger, conductor) - 24 March 2017 (2017 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Macungie Band (Bethlehem, Penn.) (Michael Moran, conductor) - 5 June 2015
  • ACB 2013 Convention Band (Allen E. Beck, conductor) - 6 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))
  • South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble and The Atlantic Brass (Keith W. Hodgson, conductor) - 2011

Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Grundman, C. (1952). Fantasy on American Sailing Songs [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 256.