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Seafarers, The

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David P. Miller

David P Miller

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 6:04
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Silver Clef Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00


Full Score
Condensed Score
Compressed Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Sop. Clarinet
B-flat Sop. Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone 1-2
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium TC
Euphonium BC
Percussion, including:

  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II


None discovered thus far.


In this second volume of our AMERICAN FRONTIER SUITES series, we bring you five tunes popular in the early years of nationhood of the United States of America:

  • Sailing, Sailing
  • Sailor's Hornpipe
  • Eternal Father, Strong to Save (Navy Hymn)
  • Blow The Man Down
  • Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

All of these tunes are still recognizable today, in the twenty-first century.

This arrangement is rated "Medium Easy" or Grade III, but actually it is a Grade III "plus", because of the woodwind parts in the "Sailors' Hornpipipe." It's great fun to learn and play, but it will take even a good player some practice to get those parts down. The overall difficulty of the piece is enough to be challenging and interesting, but not quite enough to edge into Grade IV territory.

Program Notes

In Volume 2 of his American Frontier Suites, The SEAFARERS, arranger David Miller brings us six tunes popular during the early years of America's nationhood.

This suite spotlights five popular tunes from the early American seafaring years. In this suite, you will hear the melodies Sailing, Sailing,The Sailor’s Hornpipe, The Navy Hymn, also called Eternal Father, Strong to Save, Blow the Man Down, and Columbia the Gem of the Ocean.

Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy with us now Volume 2 of David Miller’s American Frontier Suite series: THE SEAFARERS.

- Program Note by arranger


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