Songs of the Sea - 1

Moderate (Grades 4-6)
5 minutes
Concert band / wind band
Instrumental parts
Not available

This score comprises five nautical tunes: Hearts of Oak by Dr William Boyce (1716-69) which is the Royal Navy's official march; "We're all bound to go"; "Eternal Father Strong to Save" - the hymn tune Melita by John B. Dykes (1823-76); "We be three poor mariners"; and "Rule Britannia" by Thomas Arne (1710-78).

This selection has been prepared for "Merchant Navy Day" - 7th September 2008 and the music is dedicated to The Merchant Navy whose members endured dreadful hardships during the Battle of the Atlantic (1939-45) and who helped our nation to survive throughout those perilous years.

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