Music for Lifeboat Launch

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by stopher, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. stopher

    stopher Member

    Got a gig in May conducting a 3rd section band where a new RNLI boat gets the official launch. Been asked to play a few pieces with "a nautical theme." Anyone got any ideas as the only ones we can come up with are:

    Blow the wind southerly
    Fantasy on British Sea songs
    A Life on the Ocean wave

    Thought we had better not play under the sea or the theme to Titanic! I think Oceans is out of the question as well!

  2. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    Padstow Lifeboat by Malcolm Arnold!!!! :D
  3. Kernewek Den

    Kernewek Den Member

    You beat me to it :!:

    There's always the hymn - Will Your Anchor Hold :?:
  4. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Songs of the Quay, don't know who by.
  5. NeilW

    NeilW Member

    There's got to be an arrangement of "Michael, row the boat ashore", surely...

    Alternatively the theme from Titanic?

  6. The Cornet King

    The Cornet King Active Member

    oooh...just thought of the Shipbuilders suite...dunno who by though!
  7. The Ugly Duckling........

    Moss Hart/ Frank Loesser..Arr Alan Fernie
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Drunken Sailor

    Help, by the Beatles (Rather appropriate, I thought!!!)
    Song of the Sea
    The Offical Navy March, presuming they have one.
  9. I recently downloaded THE oldest, THE crappiest, THE most dodgy, THE cheesiest recording of Black Dyke Playing Yellow Submarine.

    Get your hands on it and cheese it up
  10. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    If you do that, you're best off playing the version that's in a sousa style!!
  11. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Sailor's Hornpipe

  12. lynchie

    lynchie Active Member

    we played Endeavor last night.... like the sea in so many ways (well, mainly because it made me ill...)
  13. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Skye Boat Song

    Eton Boating Song

    Vaughan Williams march: Sea Songs

    You should also include the sailors' hymn, "Melita" - "For those in peril on the Sea"
  14. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    Padstow Lifeboat - pure cheese but the punters love it!

    My old band did it at an RNLI concert - opened the 2nd half and had the "foghorns" coming down the middle of the hall in bright yellow RNLI coats. It went down so well they asked for the same again the next year!
  15. Steve

    Steve Active Member

    Contact Jo Riseley at Ransomes band as she did a cracking arrangement of Eternal Father. It is an official hymn/song of the navy/marines and is a beautiful slow melody, it also has fanfare cornet parts written in and even an optional 4 part singing section in the middle. I dont know if she published it but you can get in touch with her through their website.
  16. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    A life on the ocean wave (Royal Marines signature tune)
    and Hearts of oak (Royal Navy) about Sailor (Petula Clark) :lol:
  17. Maestro

    Maestro Active Member

    Anchors Aweigh
  18. AJSOP

    AJSOP Member

    Padstow lifeboat march - M.Arnold (Great March)
  19. Rod Stewart's "Sailing"; Fantasia on British Sea Songs; Skye Boat Song; Debussy's Submerged Cathedral (!); The Keel Row; Bridge Over Troubled Water (!); Simon Called Peter (well he was a fisherman!); Eton Boat Song (Kaps); Hornpipe Humoresque;South Pacific (!); Adagio from Spartacus (theme from the Onedin Line); Blow the Wind Southerly (used for a north sea gas advert years ago!)Shipbuilders is by Peter Yorke; Hope that's enough to keep you going! :wink:
  20. bonehead

    bonehead New Member

    I know it's been said already, but it has to be Padstow lifeboat!