Ghost Fleet

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon


This work bears the designation Opus 71.


General Info

Year: 2001
Duration: c. 4:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $78.00; (digital) - $78.00   |   Score Only (print) - $11.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Anvil or Brake Drum
  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales (optional)
  • Field Drum
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

First the music depicts the calm, rolling waves, but then trumpet fanfares summon long-forgotten warships back to the high seas and their former days of glory. Warning bells clang, battles ensue and the music rises to an intense and powerful climax!

- Program Note from publisher


Ghost fleet, Op. 71, was written in 1999 for the District VII Junior High School Honor Band of the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association.

- Program Note from score


Media


State Ratings

  • Alabama: Class CC
  • Georgia: IV
  • Indiana: ISSMA JUNIOR BAND GROUP I
  • Louisiana: III
  • Minnesota: III
  • North Carolina: IV
  • Tennessee: IV
  • Texas: III. Complete
  • West Virginia: III


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Metropolitan Winds of Toronto (Ont., Can.) (Travis Grubissi, conductor) - 25 November 2023
  • Collinsville High School (Il.) Symphonic Band (Ryan Stack, conductor) - 14 February 2018
  • Fauquier Community Band (Warrenton, Va.) (Paul Hicks, conductor) – 19 March 2018
  • Burbank (Calif.) Community Band (Julie Levine, conductor) – 25 February 2017
  • South View High School (Hope Mills, N.C.) Wind Ensemble (Matthew Jorgensen, conductor) - 2016


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Robert Sheldon website Accessed 3 September 2021
  • Sheldon, R. (2001). Ghost Fleet [score]. Alfred Publishing: Van Nuys, Calif.