"Volume 2 of the
American Frontier Suite Series"
The American Frontier Suite series
came about as an idea resulting from collecting old music "that everyone
knows." As the quantity of this music began to grow, it fell into fairly
natural groupings, and as of this writing, in early 2008, there are some
twenty suites planned for this series.
Volume 2 in this series covers
popular with Americans during the late 1700s and early 1800s. It includes these five tunes:
Sailing, Sailing -- This rollicking tune's roots are
lost in history. Most sources list no composer of this tune, listing
it as "Traditional".
The Sailor's Hornpipe --
Another classic sailing tune known the world over, this tune
presents a moderate challenge to your upper woodwind section, but is
so much fun to play, it's worth the effort it takes to learn it.
Eternal Father, Strong To Save -- Also known as "The
Navy Hymn," this beautiful tune was written by William Whiting and
John Bacchus Dykes in 1860, and is the "newest" tune in this suite.
It provides a gorgeous hymn-chorale change of pace for the middle of
the medley. One verse of this hymn is played by a brass choir, and
another verse is played by a woodwind choir
Blow The Man Down --
Another traditional tune from before 1800, the melody is instantly
recognized by everyone, and has even been adapted for a popular
kid's cartoon theme song.
Columbia, The Gem Of The
Ocean -- Dating from 1750, written
by Thomas A Becket, this tune provides a glorious grandiose finish
to the suite..
This piece has been carefully scored
to be a challenging Grade 3, and would be another ideal piece for state contest lists.
It will also make an ideal
easy-to-master showcase piece for your next concert.
The price of this
piece is $85.00 for the
full score and all instrumental parts, all in PDF
format, so you can print as many parts for each instrument as you need
for your group.
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duplication policy on our Copyright
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