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Michael Story

Arranged by Michael Story


Subtitle: Based on Favorite Sea and River Songs


General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone /Baritone/Bassoon
Tuba
Timpani (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

As the title suggests, this medley contains short excerpts from eight well-known sea and river songs. Initially marked “Bright,” the piece begins with Blow the Man Down, Spanish Ladies, and My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. Although the tempo remains the same, the meter changes and the work continues with Song of the Volga Boatmen, Sloop John B, and Blow Ye Winds. The next part, Haul Away Joe, is suddenly slower, but the work ends triumphantly with Anchors Aweigh.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, November 2014, p. 40

Commercial Discography

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Audio Links


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

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