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The Storm arranged for woodwind quartet

By Roland Rogers

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Woodwind Quartet - Intermediate
Composed by Roland Rogers. Arranged by David Warin Solomons. 20th Century, Christian. Score, Set of Parts. 16 pages. Published by David Warin Solomons (S0.81669).

Item Number: S0.81669

Arrangement for woodwind quartet (transposed to C minor) of Roland Rogers' victorian choral piece "The Storm"in which a ship at sea is caught in a storm, a frightened boy in his bedroom, on land, prays for the sailors.In the morning all is well and they sing praise to God.The original score for choir (in A minor) is also available on this site.The pdf file contains score and parts.The sound sample is an electronic preview.A video of the choral version transposed to E minor) can be heard on youtube at are the words: poem by Adelaide Procter:The tempest rages wild and high,The waves lift up their voice and cryFierce answers to the angry sky, -Miserere Domine.Through the black night and driving rain,A ship is struggling, all in vainTo live upon the stormy main; -Miserere Domine.The thunders roar, the lightnings glare,Vain is it now to strive or dare;A cry goes up of great despair, -Miserere Domine.The stormy voices of the main,The moaning wind, the pelting rainBeat on the nursery window pane: -Miserere Domine.Warm curtained was the little bed,Soft pillowed was the little head;"The storm will wake the child," they said:Miserere Domine.Cowering among his pillows whiteHe prays, his blue eyes dim with fright,"Father save those at sea to-night!"Miserere Domine.The morning shone all clear and gay,On a ship at anchor in the bay,And on a little child at play, -Gloria tibi Domine!

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