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First Suite in F

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Thom Ritter George

Thom Ritter George (ed. R Mark Rogers)

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Subtitle: Four Movements Reflecting Life at Sea

General Info

Year: 1975 / 1998
Duration: c. 12:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts - $150.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


1. Sea Chanty
2. Song of the Bells
3. Country Dance
4. Rumba, Rumba


Full Score
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
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion (3-4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Claves
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gourds
  • Maraca
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

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Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class A
  • Florida: V
  • Georgia: VI
  • Louisiana: III
  • North Carolina: VI
  • South Carolina: VI
  • Tennessee: VI
  • Virginia: VI


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Central DeWitt (Iowa) High School Symphonic Band (Josh Greubel, conductor) – 9 March 2020
  • Lansing (Mich.) Concert Band (Dan Alt, conductor) – 21 October 2018
  • Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) Symphonic Winds (Ryan Scherber, conductor) – 14 October 2018
  • Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble (Ann Porter, conductor) – 23 October 2016
  • Illinois State (Normal) University University Band (Gavin Smith, conductor) – 13 November 2015
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Orchestra (Christopher J. Woodruff, conductor) - 4 June 2011

Works for Winds by this Composer


  • George, T.; Rogers, M. (1998). First Suite in F : For Symphonic Band : CN 285 (1975) [score]. Southern Music Co.: San Antonio, Tex.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Thom Ritter George." Accessed 11 November 2015
  • Miles, Richard B. 2000. Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. Volume 3. Chicago: GIA Publications. pp. 344-351.