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And Sail Away

From Wind Repertory Project
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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

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


Errata

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 by 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


Awards

  • ATSSB Composer's Competition, 2013, winner


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class D
  • Florida: II


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Jack Wilds Music website Accessed 1 September 2019
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 72/5 (December 2017), p. 39.
  • Wilds, J. [2017]. And Sail Away [score]. TRN Music Publisher: [New Mexico].