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Songs of Sailor and Sea

By Robert W. Smith

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Concert Band - Grade 4
Composed by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Symphonic Band. Conductor Score & Parts. 356 pages. Duration 7:57. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BD9750).

Item Number: AP.BD9750

ISBN 0757932800.

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. This is a major contribution to the concert band repertoire! (duration 7:57)
Concert/Contest.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Andrew C. Bowman
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • April 30, 2006 Gotta hear it to believe it!

    Nothing bad can be said about this piece. Ever. And nothing is too good to describe it, either. It's one of those pieces you hear and wish you had composed it, but since you didn't, you want to hear it for the rest of your life, 24/7...

    /365.

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  • 4

    Former Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony
    Location:
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 01, 2005 Plain Fun

    I'm a low brass player. I find myself often playing a very boring and less than challeging parts, but that isn't true of this piece. It's very lively and a blast to play!

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  • 5

    Jason Straight
    Location:
    Hamilton, OH
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 24, 2005 Awesome piece

    I play 2nd alto sax in our high school band and we are playing this piece. It is amazing and inspiring. I have never played notes so fast in my entire life. Very advanced in some points, especially for a majority of the woodwinds. Favorite part: French Horn Soli after...

    Whale Song. Awesome piece.

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  • 5

    Geoffrey Berger
    Location:
    Corner Brook, NL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • March 18, 2004 It's a great piece

    I listened to this piece being played by the Stadacona Band and it's just such a great piece i would recommend any conductor or anyone who plays a musical instrument to play this piece because it is just that good.

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  • 5

    A student from NHS Band
    Location:
    Ojai, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • October 19, 2001 Truly captivating...

    I played this piece last year on the first clarinet part. It is somewhat challenging, but the whole thing is excellent. It truly brings out the power and the mythology of the sea.

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