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Michael Story

Arranged by Michael Story

Subtitle: Based on Favorite Sea and River Songs

General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $55.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone /Baritone/Bassoon
Timpani (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As the title suggests, this medley contains short excerpts from eight well-known sea and river songs. Initially marked “Bright,” the piece begins with Blow the Man Down, Spanish Ladies, and My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean. Although the tempo remains the same, the meter changes and the work continues with Song of the Volga Boatmen, Sloop John B, and Blow Ye Winds. The next part, Haul Away Joe, is suddenly slower, but the work ends triumphantly with Anchors Aweigh.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, November 2014, p. 40

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