Chase Arrangements

The sheet music below with prices given, are available for purchase.
If you find something you like please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page or email: epcommusic@gmail.com.
Arrangements not priced are awaiting your interest to purchase prior to printing

(SQ) String Quartets

The purchase price of each SQ arrangement includes the following:
1 Score + Parts: 1 Vln 1- 1 Violin 2 -1 Viola – 1 Cell
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(SQ) Anthem for the Wind and Water

A tribute to the strength and restorative powers
of time spent on the water.
$15.00 CAD (+ shipping where required.)


(SQ) Bully`s Hornpipe

Bully Forbes, captain of the ship the Marco Polo, was not known for his
fun loving nature. We can only hope that his crew and passengers had some
good times. This arrangement of Jim’s hornpipe, cheering all on board
with a friendly competition amongst musicians.
$ 15.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

(SQ)The Calm

A hymn of thanks. Each voice rises, intertwines and dissipates ,
making way for another. Each expressing their gratitude for having been
kept safe from the storm
$ 15.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

(SQ) To the Ends of the Earth

A String Quartet introduced this song in the original production of
the Marco Polo Suite – A Folk Opera. Here without lyrics, the voices of
the quartet communicate gratitude and the pride in heritage
and hope for the future that New Brunswickers share.

$15.00 CDN ( + shipping where required.)

(SQ)The Storm

$ 15.00 CDN ( + shipping where required)

(SQ) Australia

This Baroque-ish arrangement is a variation on
the shanty “The Marco Polo” created for the 2002 production
to accompany a narration describing the building
of the ship Marco Polo.
$15.00 CAD (+ shipping where required.)


(SQ) Bully`s Hornpipe – Strum Fun!

In this arrangement of Jim’s hornpipe, stumming pizzicato sections
add an air of reckless fun to the performance.
$ 20.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

(SQ) Carol’s Waltz

This waltz originally composed by Jim Stewart in honour of
Carol Rohl harpist & dear friend.
$ 20.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

(SQ) Lament for Owen Christy

This lament originally composed by Jim Stewart is named for an Irish immigrant to New Brunswick who fled the Irish potato famine of 1847, only to die  in quarantine on Partridge Island
$ 20.00 CDN (+shipping when required)

(SQ) + Clarinet Soloist :The Wind in the Cedars


Songs with Orchestral Accompaniment

The purchase price of each of the following arrangements includes:
1 Score

1 part for each for soloists
6 Vln 1 – 6 Violin 2 – 4 Viola – 4 Cello – 2 Contrabass

(SO+)Sarah’s Farewell- Soprano
Flute & English Horn

With sadness and fear, a young girl sings her goodbye
to all that she knows and loves, as she leaves
her homeland for an unknown future.
w/Soprano , Flute, English Horn, VA, VC & CB
$ 25.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

Some Lyrics: Sarah’s Farewell
A verse: My father used to work this land, he was a tenant farmer
He used to take me by the hand. We’d walk these fields together.
I’d reach for stars and touch the moon, when in his arms he’d hold me
But now he says, we’re leaving soon. My heart grows cold and lonely
A Chorus: And I am so, afraid; And I am so afraid to go…

(SO+)To the Ends of the Earth
Baritone Soloist & Strings

Originally the Finale in “The Marco Polo Suite – A Folk Opera“,
here the soloist sings a grateful thank you to the shipbuilders and to the people of New Brunswick for the building of the ship Marco Polo.
w/ Baritone Solo
$25.00 CDN (+shipping when required)

Some Lyrics to Verse 1
They came from the whole world over, drawn to this lonely shore.
These scattered and driven exiles, aching for something more.
Through darkness and flight, through long winter’s night,
they clung to this rugged space.
By reaching for each new promise, carving a home and place.
They followed her flowing rivers. Farmed on her inland plains.
They fished on her tidal waters, mined in her mountain veins

(CO+) Edwin’s Song :II Underway

2nd movement
Soloists: Baritone,Picc.,Flte,Clar.,Bassoon,Bass Clar.
Male Chorus & String Orchestra

Verse II : Underway Some Lyrics
We ran 12 knots off Holyhead , our second day at sea
With every lady on board sick, and many of the men.
On Wednesday it turned to calm, and later in the evening
There was dancing ,there was singing.
The band played once again.

(CO+) Edwin’s Song :V Arrival

5th movement
Soloists: Baritone,Picc.,Flte,Clar.,Bassoon,Bass Clar.
Male Chorus & String Orchestra

Verse V: Arrival Some Lyrics
On Saturday , the 28th we finally saw a light
The pilot came on board next day, when we went through the reach.
Then Hobson’s Bay by 2 o’clock, and all on board were cheering
And Melbourne lay before us, with tents all on the beach

(SO+) Southern Cross – Mezzo
Flute & Harp

A mother sings a lullaby, a song of hope and comfort to her child
trusting the stars to lead them to Australia.
w/ Mezzo, Flute, Harp
$ 25.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

Some Lyrics: Southern Cross

Some lyrics: Southern Cross
A verse: There’s a light in the distant darkness tonight.
Soon we’ll be there, tomorrow I swear.
May the fire in your heart and eyes be as bright.
This is my silent prayer
A Chorus: So rest baby rest, by the shining be blessed
Never in shadows lost. This lone holy candle is guiding us on ,
Under the Southern Cross

Sailing Toward the Sun
Vocal Trio
Mezzo, Tenor Bass Baritone, Low Strings,
English Horn, Horn in F

Originally the end of Act I in
 “The Marco Polo Suite – A Folk Opera”,
here 3 parents sing a common prayer for all
to be well, as they sail toward their futures.
Mezzo, Tenor & Baritone Soloists; Eng. & Fr. Horns Low Strings
$ 25.00 (+shipping when required)

Some Lyrics:
With our sons and with our daughters, we are cast upon these waters.
Saint Michael stand beside us. Saint Brendan safely guide us
As we sail toward the sun. As we sail toward the sun.

$ 25.00 (+shipping when required)

(CO +) Edwin’s Song : III Troubles On Board

3rd movement
Soloists: Baritone,Picc.,Flte,Clar.,Bassoon,Bass Clar.
Male Chorus & String Orchestra

Verse III:Troubles On Board Some Lyrics
We started up a paper, to be issued once a week.
It caused dissatisfaction as it pointed out some blame.
A sailor on the 21st was roped, because of stealing,
For a little rum filled bottle, the mate had spoiled his game

The lyrics to Edwin’s Song are based upon log entries and diary
entries from passengers on Marco Polo voyages.
This 9 min 45 sec song set can be purchased for
$ 50.00 which includes 5 vocal parts
(+ shipping when required)

This song can also be purchased as recitative
designating subsequent musical numbers to be performed
in a production of
The Marco Polo Suite-A Folk Opera

Additional vocal parts , will be printed
upon receipt of your request at a cost of $1.00 per page .

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Sarah’s Farewell – Mezzo
Low Strings, Flute Clarinet & Bass Clarinet

A young girl sings her goodbye to all that she
knows and loves, as she leaves her homeland
for an unknown future.
w/Mezzo Soprano , Flute, Clarinet, Bass Carinet, VA, VC & CB
$ 25.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

(CO+) Edwin’s Song :I Departure

1st movement

Edwin’s Song was first performed at the multimedia production
“The Marco Polo Suite- A Folk Opera in 2002.
This is the first of 5 movements that tell of one trip to
Australia by Edwin Bird


Soloists: Baritone,Clar.,Bassoon,Bass Clar.
Male Chorus & String Orchestra

Verse 1 :Some Lyrics
My name is Edwin Bird and a merchantman am I,
I left the Salt House dock, it was Mach of 53.
I bade farewell to England’s charms and took the Marco Polo
on a voyage to Australia, where fortune beckoned me.

(CO+) Edwin’s Song :IV Hope Renewed

4th movement
Soloists: Baritone,Picc.,Flte,Clar.,Bassoon,Bass Clar.
Male Chorus & String Orchestra

Verse IV : Hope Renewed some Lyrics
We reached the famed equator, it was hot on April 12th
With music, wine and champagne, and the passengers in white.
We went through squalls near Rio’s coast, and on the 22nd
We passed the Cape in slack breeze, with flying fish in sight
A Chorus : Across the line, around Cape Horn
There’s people dying, people born on board the Marco Polo


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(SO) String Orchestra Arrangements

The purchase price of each SO arrangement includes:
1 Score + Parts: 6 Violin 1 – 6 Violin 2 – 4 Viola – 4 Celli – 2 Contrabass

(SO) Anthem for the Wind & Water

(SO) Australia

(SO) Carol’s Waltz

This waltz originally composed by Jim Stewart in honour of Carol Rohl,
harpist and dear friend to Jim.
$25.00 CDN ( + shipping where required )

(SO) Southern Cross

Originally a song sung as Lullaby.
This version replaces the vocal soloist flute and harp with strings.

(SO) Bully’s Hornpipe
Hum-Strum-Fun!

(SO) To the Ends of the Earth

(SO) Lament for Owen Christy

This lament originally composed by Jim Stewart is named for an Irish immigrant to New Brunswick who fled the Irish potato famine of 1847, only to die  in quarantine on Partridge Island.
$ 25.00 CDN ( + shipping where required )

(SO) The Calm

A hymn of thanks. The voices of the string orchestra
expressing their gratitude for having been kept safe from the storm.

$ 25.00 CDN ( + shipping when required )

(SO) The Storm

(CO) Chamber Orchestra

The purchase price of the following arrangements includes:
1 Score
1 part for each wind soloist &/or percussion stave –
6 Violin 1 – 6 Violin 2 – 4 Viola – 4 Cello – 2 Contrabass

(CO) Bully’s Hornpipe

Picc.,Flte.,Oboe,Clarinet,Bassoon,2 percussion & String Orchestra
$ 35.00 CDN ( + shipping when required)

(CO) Anthem for the Wind and Water

Piccolo, Oboe, Tubular Chimes & String Orchestra
Piccolo, Oboe & String Orchestra.
$ 30.00 CDN (+shipping when required)

(CO )The Calm

Woowind Quintet & String Orchestra
$ 30.00 CDN ( +shipping when required )

(Orch) The Storm

Piccolo,Oboe,Clarinet,Bass Clarinet 2 Percussion & String Orchestra
Soloists: Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Brass Choir;
2 Percussion & String Orchestra
$50.00 CDN (+shipping when required)


Wind Ensembles & Incidental Music

The purchase price of each of these arrangements includes
1 Score – 1 Part for each of the musicians


Fanfare for The Marco Polo

The Marco Polo sea shanty theme for Brass Choir, and Timpani

$20.00 CDN (+ shipping when required)

Arrangements Available for Perusal.

If you have an interest in seeing the full scores please contact :
email Christine at: epcommusic@gmail.com

To the Ends of the Earth


A song sung by SATB Chorus expressing pride in New Brunswick and her early settlers.

5 minutes 27 seconds with Coda


A sound byte follows. Some lyrics are provided, above the sound byte.
If you have an interest in seeing the score , renting or purchasing this arrangement (Score + Parts).
Please contact Christine to work out the details

Intro

End of verse 1 & Verse 2
Verse 1+ Verse 2
1st Chorus

Lyrics to Verse 1
They came form the whole world over, drawn to this lonely shore. These scattered and driven exiles, aching for something more. Through darkness and flight, through long winter’s nights, they clung to this rugged space.. by reaching for each new promise, carving a home and place.
They followed her flowing rivers, farmed on her inland plains. They fished on her tidal waters, mined in her mountain veins. They toiled and they claimed. Their children were named. The lines to the future cast, and here in this distant province, hope would be theirs at last.

Lyrics to 1st Chorus
Though deep were their mem’ries of sorrow, bitter the wounds of some
New Brunswick had given tomorrow from the ends of the earth they would come.

SATB Chorus, Brass & String Orchestra

We Built this Old Ship

6 minutes 38 seconds

A sound byte follows. Some lyrics are provided, above the sound byte.

We Built this Old Ship is a lament to the passing of The Age of Tall Ships. The builders of these ships expressing their pride and sadness that those days are soon to be gone. There is an optional instrumental introduction available featuring Woodwinds and Brass .
Please note that the Lyrics to Verses 1 and the 1st Chorus are
given above the sound byte below.

If you have an interest in seeing the score, renting or purchasing this arrangement (Score & Parts),
Please contact Christine Chase to work out the details.

Lyrics to 1st Verse
We gathered the tamarack, oak, birch and pine . We took from the forest and took from the shore.
And we gave her her breath, and her strength and her line, with the skills we had learned from our fathers before. We worked in the rain and the heat and the cold. We cursed and rejoiced in our pride and our joy. And we never imagined our hands would grow old, and her like on the water we’d not see again.

Lyrics to 1st Chorus
We built this old ship with our sweat and endeavour. She ran with the wind and the wind set her free. And we once dared to dream she would live on forever. But although she was ours, she belonged to the sea.

Male Chorus with Soloists, Harp, Brass Choir, String Orchestra

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