Songs on the Sea (2018)

2 Flutes
Oboe I
Oboe II/English Horn **^^
Bassoon I ^^ /II
3 Clarinets in B-flat
Bass Clarinet in B-flat
Contrabass Clarinet in B-flat
2 Alto Saxophones in E-flat
Tenor Saxophone in B-flat
Baritone Saxophone in E-flat

4 Trumpets
4 Horns
2 Trombones
Bass Trombones
2 Euphoniums

String Bass **

Percussion I (Snare Drum, Bass Drum)
Percussion II (Marimba, Suspended Cymbal, Crash Cymbals)
Percussion III (Xylophone, Vibraphone, Triangle)
Percussion IV (Orchestral Bells, Wood Block, Triangle, Tam-tam)
Percussion V (Chimes, Tambourine, Marimba)

** indicated part(s) are cued or covered by other instruments for ensembles with limited instrumentation
^^ indicated part(s) are featured

Duration - 10:00

  1. Highwind

  2. Sirens in the Mist

  3. Warship

“Song on the Sea” follows the adventures of brisk, young sailors and the life on the sea. Highwind explores the loud and drunken crew, shouting in celebration and singing sea chanteys as they depart from the coast into the sea. After traveling into the fog, soft and silky voices enchant the young sailors and attempt to trap the ship among the rocks and the vessels of those who lost their way. Lastly, Warships calls the crew to combat on the sea as they engage and conquer a hostile ship in the distance.