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David Stanhope

David Stanhope

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Subtitle: Sea Shanty, for Symphonic Wind Orchestra and Optional Baritone Solo with Male Chorus

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Australian Music Centre
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - A$41.73   |   Score Only (print) – A$23.14


Full Score
Solo Baritone Voice or Euphonium
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

(percussion detail desired)

Male Chorus (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The text is from an old British sea shanty, in simple verse and chorus form. The setting is dedicated to the memory of Percy Aldridge Grainger.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Portland (Ore.) Wind Symphony (Chris Chapman, conductor) – 29 October 2018

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Stanhope, D. (2016). The Bold Benjamin : For Solo Baritone and Wind Symphony with Optional Male Chorus [score]. Australian Music Centre: New South Wales, Aus.