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Songs of Sailor and Sea

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Robert W. Smith

Robert W Smith


General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 7:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Movements (played without pause)

1. Sea Chanty
2. Whale Song
3. Racing The Yankee Clipper


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Piano
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Anchor Chains (2)
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Claves, low and high
  • Conga
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marching Block
  • Marimba
  • Ocean Drums
  • Ratchet
  • Ship's Bell
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Songs of Sailor and Sea celebrates man's eternal fascination with the sea and the centuries of seamen who have battled its powerful waves and mysterious depths. Commissioned by the United States Navy Band, this three-movement work depicts shipboard life with a Sea Chanty, creatures of the sea with Whale Song, and finally, the American clipper ships with Racing the Yankee Clipper. Expanded percussion richly enhances this dramatically descriptive musical narrative.

- Program Note by publisher


Commissioned by and dedicated to Lieutenant Commander John R. Pastin and the United States Navy Band, Washington, D.C.

- Program Note from score


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

  • Georgia: V
  • Kansas: IV
  • Mississippi: VI-A
  • New York: Concert Band V
  • South Carolina: V
  • Tennessee: V
  • Virginia: V


Performances

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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Smith, R. (1997). Songs of Sailor and Sea [score]. Belwin: [s.l.].