Entrance of the Tall Ships

From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
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
Trombone II/Euphonium
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The concert overture Entrance of the Tall Ships was composed by James Swearingen in 2001.This mature sounding overture for young band opens with the bold and majestic writing that has made Swearingen’s music so popular with school bands. Following a short slow middle section which allows players the chance to develop phrasing and expression, this piece quickly returns to the original tempo and themes. Sewan Meagher of Epping Middle/High school conducts.

- Program Note from New Hampshire Youth Band concert program, 18 November 2021


State Ratings

  • Mississippi: II-A
  • South Carolina: II
  • Tennessee: II
  • West Virginia: II


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