Banana Boat Song (Music Box Variable Wind Quartet plus Percussion). Arranged by Roland Kernen. For Concert Band, Winds, Brass Quintet, Woodwind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet (Score & Parts). De Haske Ensemble. Grade 2. De Haske Publications #1043701. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44004925).
DeHaske Music Box Series for variable wind quartet (woodwinds and brass) plus percussion (ad lib) – Grade 3
The Banana Boat Song (“Day-O”) is based on a Jamaican folksong. At the end of the 1950s, Harry Belafonte had a major hit with it and it has since become a true classic. Roland Kernen has produced this swinging arrangement in an instrumentation that is suitable for many combinations of wind or brass instruments with ad-lib percussion.