Atlantic Rhapsody

From Wind Repertory Project
MSgt. Robert Thurston

Robert Thurston

Subtitle: Sketches on the Navy Hymn: "Eternal Father, Strong to Save"

General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Excelcia Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Ocean Drum
  • Ship's Bell (optional)
  • Slapstick
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Tom-Tom, low
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Robert Thurston uses the U.S. Navy Hymn Eternal Father, Strong to Save as a starting point for his expansive Atlantic Rhapsody, using the tune’s melodic motifs to create moods ranging from reflective and prayerful to buoyant and adventurous. With his usual flair for musical detail, and interesting lines in every part, Thurston has written the soundtrack for an exhilarating musical voyage.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Atlantic Pops Community Band, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Dr. Mark Kadetsky, Music Director.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

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