Songs on the Sea (2019)

Symphonic Band

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Duration - 10:30

I. Highwind
II. Sirens in the Mist
III. Warships

“Song on the Sea” follows the adventures of brisk, young sailors and the life on the sea. Highwind explores the loud and drunken crew, shouting in celebration and singing sea chanteys as they depart from the coast into the sea. After traveling into the fog, soft and silky voices enchant the young sailors and attempt to trap the ship among the rocks and the vessels of those who lost their way. Lastly, Warships calls the crew to combat on the sea as they engage and conquer a hostile ship in the distance.

Full Instrumentation:
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2 Flutes
2 Oboes (2nd doubles English Horn*)
Clarinet in E-flat
3 Clarinets in B-flat
Bass Clarinet in B-Flat
2 Alto Saxophones in E-flat
Tenor Saxophone in B-flat
Baritone Saxophone in E-flat
2 Bassoons

4 Trumpets in B-flat (1st doubles Piccolo Trumpet in B-flat)
4 Horns in F
3 Tenor Trombones
Bass Trombone
2 Euphoniums

String Bass*

4 Timpani + 5 Percussionists

*parts are cued or doubled in other instruments