Chase Arrangements

The sheet music arrangements below are displayed
in alphabetical order under

String Quartets (SQ), String Orchestra (SO) Other Combos & Songs

Many of the arrangements on this page are for the original works of James (Jim) A. Stewart.
Most of them are for his well received The Marco Polo Suite- A Folk Opera
Jim is a Canadian composer living in New Brunswick , Canada.

His works are many and they are notable.
His songs and instrumental works create an emotional connection with audiences and performers .

I hope in some small way my arrangements encourage musicians to explore, enjoy and share his
wonderful memorable works with their audiences.
Christine (Chris) Sollows Chase

Contact : Christine Chase by email if you have questions or would like to purchase an arrangement . epcommusic@gmail.com or by phone: 506-693-6819


(SQ)String Quartets

SQ Price range from : $12,00 to $20.00

(SQ) Anthem for the Wind & Water

(SQ) Australia

Australia mid section sound byte

(SQ) Bully’s Hornpipe

(SQ) Bully’s Hornpipe

(SQ) The Calm

(SQ) Carol’s Waltz

(SQ) A Christmas Card

A Celebratory Medley:
Ding Dong Merrily on High,
Good King Wenceslas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
& the Holly and the Ivy

(SQ) Coventry Carol & The Holly & the Ivy

(SQ) Ding Dong Merrily on High

(SQ) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

(SQ) Good King Wenceslas

(SQ) Lament for Owen Christy

Owen Christy an Irish immigrant
who died and buried on Partridge Island, never having set foot
on Canada’s mainland.

(SQ) The Storm

(SQ) To the Ends of the Earth

(SO)String Orchestra

SO Prices range from $20.00 – $30.00

(SO) Anthem for the Wind and Water

Anthem for the Wind & Water

(SO) Australia

to be performed
underneath a narration

Australia a variation on the Marco Polo shanty

(SO) Bully’s Hornpipe

This is available tutti arco.
Bully’s Hornpipe a SO byte

(SO) The Calm

The Calm
to be performed after
The Storm

(SO) Carol’s Waltz

end of development into recap

(SO) A Christmas Card

A Celebratory Medley:
Ding Dong Merrily on High,
Good King Wenceslas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
& the Holly and the Ivy

(SO) Coventry Carol & The Holy & the Ivy

an excerpt late intro into development

(SO) Ding Dong Merrily on High

Ding Dong Merrily on High

(SO) To the Ends of the Earth

To the Ends of the Earth

(SO) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

(SO) Good King Wenceslas

(SO) Lament for Owen Christy

Lament for Owen Christy

(SO) Southern Cross
An Anthem for Strings

(SO) The Storm

The Storm
to be performed before
The Calm

Other Combos

Combo Prices range from $25.00 to $60.00 depending upon instrumentation & number of parts and size of score requested.

Fanfare for the Marco Polo

Brass Choir & Timpani

Fanfare a variation on the
Marco Polo shanty


Anthem for the Wind and Water

(SO+ ) Piccolo, Oboe ,Tubular Chimes

Anthem for the Wind & Water byte

Bully’s Hornpipe

(SO)+
Piccolo, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet,
Bassoon & Percussion

The Calm

(SO+ ) Woodwind Quintet

The Calm
for performance after
The Storm

Coventry Carol

(SO+) Woodwind Quintet

Coventry Carol SO+ WW Quintet

Joyous Meanderings

(SO) + Woodwind Quintet

Joyous Meanderings -a medley SO+ WWQuintet
an excerpt from the middle of this medley


Wind in the Cedars

(SQ+ Clarinet in A)

Wind in the Cedars
can be performed with String Quartet
as well


The Storm

Symphonic Orchestra

The Storm
to be performed before
The Calm

Songs

Song Prices range from $20.00 to $60.00 depending upon instrumentation & number of parts and size of score requested.

Edwin’s Song

Is available as a 9 min & 43 sec song .
The following 5 listings are excerpts from this song telling the story of Edwin’s voyage to Australia
on the Marco Polo .

A chorus sample

Edwin’s Song I: Departure

(SO +Woodwinds)
Baritone Solo & Male Chorus

My name is Edwin Bird and a merchantman am I
I left the Salt House Dock. It was March of ’53.
I bade farewell to England’s charms and took the Marco Polo,
on a voyage to Australia where fortune beckoned me.

Edwin’s Song I Departure

Edwin’s Song II:
Underway

(SO +Woodwinds)
Baritone Solo, Male Chorus

We ran 12 knots off Holyhead our second day at sea
With every lady on board sick and any 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.

Edwin’s Song II Underway

Edwin’s Song III:
Troubles on Board

(Baritone Solo, Male Chorus WWs + Strings)

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.

Edwin’s Song III Troubles on Board

Edwin’s Song: IV
Hope Renewed

Baritone Solo, Male Chorus
WWINDs + Strings

We reached the famed Equator it was hot on April twelfth.
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.

Edwin’s Song IV Hope Renewed Verse 1

Edwin’s Song: V Arrival

Baritone Solo, Male Chorus
Woodwinds & SO

On Saturday the 28th we finally saw a light.
A plot came on board next day,
when we went through the reach…

Edwin’s Song V Arrival
Edwin’s Song: Final Chorus

Sailing Toward the Sun

(SO) +
Vocal Trio: Mezzo Soprano
Tenor & Baritone

With our sons and with our daughters we are cast upon the waters Saint Michael stand beside us, Saint Brendan safely guide us,
as we Sail toward the sun…..

Parents singing their prayer for safe passage
as they cross the Atlantic on the Marco Polo

Sarah’s Farewell

Mezzo Soprano Solo
Flute, Clarinet ,Bass Clarinet
Viola, Cello,& Contrabass

My father used to work the land, he was a tenant farmer.
He used to take me by the hand, we’d walk the 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…And I am so afraid…and I am so afraid to go.

Sarah’s Farewell (Mezzo ) Intro & Verse 1

Sarah’s Farewell

Soprano Solo
Viola, Cello & Contrabass, Flute,
English Horn, Fr. Horn in F

My father used to work the land, he was a tenant farmer.
He used to take me by the hand, we’d walk the 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 And I am so afraid…and I am so afraid to go.

Sarah’s Farewell Soprano Long Intro & into Verse 1


Southern Cross

A Lullaby
(Mezzo Sop, Flute, Harp, VA.,VC., CB)

There’s a light in the distant darkness tonight.
Soon we’ll be there, tomorrow I swear, May the fire in our heart and eyes be as bright . This is my silent prayer.
So rest, baby rest, by the shining be blest...

Southern Cross (Soprano) Intro & Verse 1


(SO)+To the Ends of the Earth

Baritone Solo

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 winters night they
clung to this rugged space. By reaching for each new promise,
carving a home and place.

Verse 2 Chorus & fill

To the Ends of the Earth

Baritone Solo & SATB Chorus
(SO+ Brass Choir)


We Built this Old Ship

Bass-Baritone Solo
(SO + Harp)

Arrangements Available for Perusal.

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