Songs of the Fleet (1910)

stan_fleetcrvz.zipOctober 201736.79 kB00:22:52
  • 1: Sailing at dawn00:04:48
  • 2: The Song of the Sou'Wester00:03:02
  • 3: The Middle Watch00:06:21
  • 4: The Little Admiral00:03:34
  • 5: Fare Well00:05:07
Composer:Stanford, Charles Villiers (1852-1924)
Instruments:arranged for SSAATTBB (piccolo/whistle, clarinet/flute, French horn/trombone, bassoon/tuba) and piano (converted to strings etc)
Submitter:Hooper, John
Email:john (e-mail)
This ZIP File contains the following:-
1-Sailng.nwc Sailing at dawn
2-SouWst.nwc The Song of the Sou'Wester
3-Middle.nwc The Middle Watch
4-Admirl.nwc The Little Admiral
5-FareWl.nwc Fare Well
There are no text/lyrics; each File was generated purely for Choral Rehearsing purposes (using a published piano-reduction Score), and so doesn't look pretty even though it should sound reasonable (though that depends very much on your hardware/software; mine is a Soundblaster AWE64 Gold).
Voice-emphasised Midi Files of the whole work can be downloaded for free from my Website (above). My Website also contains Midi Files for several rather more modern Composers, for which NWC versions may be available.
There is an excellent performance of this Work by Gerald Finley (baritone),
Richard Hickox (conductor) and the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales on YouTube starting
My thanks to Mike Gibson, whose NWC2 Files I borrowed, and to Robin McInnes, whose Midi Files I made use of. The preparation of these Files was commissioned by St Andrews Chorus.