Raiders of the High Seas
Concert band - Grade 3
Composed by Erik Morales. Concert Band. FJH Concert Band. Score only. Full set (score and parts) also available: B1330. Score only. Duration 3 minutes, 20 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1330S).
Item Number: FJ.B1330S
This work was commissioned for John Nista, director of Ramblewood Middle School bands in Coral Springs, Florida, through the generosity of the J.P. Taravella High School Band and Orchestra Patrons (Neil Jenkins, director), for outstanding achievements and
Raiders of the High Seas is a fast-paced work that, like the ocean, is always moving, developing, and changing. There is one rhythmic theme and three main melodic themes (measures 9, 21, and 41) that are used extensively throughout the piece. Much emphasis is placed on intervallic movement within these themes. (Jumps of 4ths and 5ths are common.) These intervals are maintained without sacrificing the lyrical qualities of the melodies.
About FJH Concert Band
Designed for high school groups and upper-level middle school groups. Independence is encouraged, but many lines are cross-cued. Usually includes an expanded percussion section. Grades 3 - 3.5