An Australian Sea Ballad
Concert Band - Grade 1.5
Composed by Robert Sheldon. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Alfred Debut Series. Form: Ballade. Folk. Conductor Score & Parts. 59 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26807).
Item Number: AP.26807
The Australian folk song "Catalpa" was inspired by the escape of Irish prisoners from a jail in Freemantle, Western Australia in 1876. It is said that the song became so popular in area pubs that it was banned and anyone caught singing it would be arrested. This beautiful setting allows for the utmost blend and sonority of the full band and provides a wonderful contrasting moment in any concert program. This title is available in SmartMusic.