Naval Marches

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by bassendworld, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

    Hi All

    I need some help finding some sea/naval marches for a concert in Portsmouth later in the year

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received

    many Thanks

  2. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Padstow Lifeboat is the first one that comes to mind.
  3. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    "On the Quarterdeck" was written about the battle of Jutland I believe.

    There's also the "HMS trinidad march", and one called "The Captain." although whether that means an Army Captain or a Navy Captain I can't say.
  4. andyh

    andyh Supporting Member

    Home Again
    El Capitan
    Scipio (slow march)

    All these I played during my time in the "cradle of the Royal Navy" (the Royal Hospital School) and as this was such a long time ago there must be many more I've forgotten!

    And by the way... Padstow Lifeboat isn't a Naval March!


  5. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

    Based on experience of what we've been asked to play on previous occasions, I would say that "Heart of Oak" seems to be the most meaningful choice for functions where former RN personnel are involved.
  6. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Obviously not, but it is a "sea" march.

    Some other sea-themed marches (If you are looking for something different and out of the ordinary)

    Barbosa (Woest)
    Battle of the Waves (Hall)
    Battleship California (Crosby)
    Gem of the Ocean (Harris)
    Oceanic (Wilkins)
    Sailors March (von Suppe)

    Parts for all of these can be found at the Band Music pdf Library (
  7. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    Viscount Nelson March
  8. andyh

    andyh Supporting Member

    Yes, I'll grant you that - I did rather zero in on "naval" ;-)

  9. ekimmort

    ekimmort Member

    On The Quarterdeck
  10. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    I try to avoid zeroing on on navels...gets me in trouble with my wife ;-)
  11. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    As someone has mentioned above, you may wish to consider George Lloyd's concert march HMS Trinidad. It was written for the ship on which he served during the second world war. A classy piece of music, as marches go, in my opinion.
  12. John_D

    John_D Member

    I've got a recording somewhere of the theme tune from an olb BBC series 'Warship'. Quite a good march as I remember.
  13. 4thmandown

    4thmandown Member

    The Middy - Kenneth Alford
    Also used to play Sons of the Brave a lot when I lived in Portsmouth - not sure if it's a naval march, but the conductor was an ex- Royal Marine.
  14. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Member

    No surprise as it's the official march of the Royal Navy.
  15. Vegasbound

    Vegasbound Active Member

  16. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    "Sons of the Brave" is the motto of The Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover, Thomas Bidgood wrote the march in 1898 and is the School Regimental Quick March.

  17. Keith Stanley James Lever

    Keith Stanley James Lever Supporting Member

    Just a few "Marches of the Sea".

    The Lifeboatmen *
    On The Quarter Deck
    The Dunkirk Vetrans
    In The Eye Of The Storm
    Warship *
    Navy Blue
    The Middy
    HM Jollies
    The Padstow Lifeboat
    The Mansfield Matelot *
    Raleighing Cry
    The Nelson Touch
    Up Periscope
    The Plymouth Sound *
    Soldiers Of The Sea
    Anchors Aweigh
    The Mulberry Harbours March
    The Hydrographer
    Viscount Nelson
    The Admiral's Regiment
    The Cockleshell Heroes
    Under The White Ensign
    Royal Salute *
    In The Bristol Fashion *
    Ventis Secundis
    H.M.Y. Britannia *
    H.M.S. Ocean *
    Soldier And Sailor Too *
    Heart Of Oak *
    Life On The Ocean Wave *

    * Arranged by Keith Stanley James Lever.
  18. blue juice

    blue juice Member

    Yellow Submarine arr Alan Catherall. Brilliant novelty piece in the style of a march. Real entertainment value and you can march on to it as well
  19. bassendworld

    bassendworld Member

    Many Thanks for all the suggestions much appreciated

  20. P_S_Price

    P_S_Price Member

    SA March "Under 2 flags" - Has Rule Britannia and god save the queen motifs in it.

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