Fantasy on American Sailing Songs

From Wind Repertory Project
Clare Grundman

Clare Grundman

This work bears the designation QMB Journal 178

General Info

Year: 1952 / 2010
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $12.95


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Bass Saxophone
B0flat Cornets Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestral Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Fantasy on American Sailing Songs was dedicated to the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association. This lively and robust medley of sailing songs includes Hornet and Peacock, Lowlands: What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailor? and Rio Grande. Each song is clearly stated then effectively developed with appealing melodic and harmonic treatment.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class B
  • Arkansas: III
  • Georgia: IV
  • Iowa: III
  • Louisiana: III
  • Massachusetts: III
  • Michigan: Senior High B
  • Mississippi: III-A
  • New York: Concert Band IV
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Oklahoma: III-A
  • South Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV. Complete
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • Virginia: IV


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Grove City (Penn.) College Wind Ensemble (Andrew S. Erb, conductor) - 17 October 2023
  • Boynton Beach (Fla.) Gold Coast Band (Barbara Ribenstein, conductor) -19 February 2023
  • Parkland Concert Band (Champaign, Ill.) (Matthew Dixon, conductor) - 30 October 2022
  • Adrian (Mich.) College Concert Band (Ryan Cupp, conductor) - 12 April 2022
  • Kansas State University (Manhattan) Concert Band (Alex Wimmer, conductor) - 30 November 2021
  • Cleveland State University (Ohio) Alumni & Friends Band (Birch Browning, conductor) – 7 October 2021
  • Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant) University Band (Chris Chapman, conductor) – 3 December 2019
  • Kenosha (Wisc.) Pops Concert Band (Craig Gall, conductor)– 12 June 2019
  • Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble (Batavia, N.Y.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) – 27 April 2019
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Michael Doty, conductor) – 7 April 2019
  • University of Illinois (Champaign) University Concert Band (Jason Gardner, conductor) – 5 December 2017
  • Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, Penn.) Symphonic Winds (Travis Weller, conductor) - 3 November 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 11 July 2017
  • Liberty High School (Madera, Calif.) Symphonic Band (Eric Burger, conductor) - 24 March 2017 (2017 Sutherland Wind Festival (Fresno, Calif.)
  • Macungie Band (Bethlehem, Penn.) (Michael Moran, conductor) - 5 June 2015
  • ACB 2013 Convention Band (Allen E. Beck, conductor) - 6 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))
  • South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble and The Atlantic Brass (Keith W. Hodgson, conductor) - 2011

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Kentucky 1800 (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Longfield) (1954/2006/2017)

All Wind Works


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Meredith Music Publications, 2004, pp. 132.
  • Grundman, C. (1952). Fantasy on American Sailing Songs [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 256.