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US Navy Sea Chanters
Songs of Sailor and Sea

From Boston Harbor

You Gentlemen of England


The Old Navy



Blow the Wind Wester


Dark Eyed Sailor

The Springtime of the Year

Just as the Tide as was Flowing

The Lover's Ghost

I'm Seventeen Come Sunday

The Road Not Taken

A Prayer for the Fleet

The Sea Chanters is a 17 voice chorus of the United States Navy Band who perform a wide variety of choral music from classical to Broadway musicals. Part of their repertoire which is often requested are sea chanties and songs of the sea. Originally they were organized in 1956 as an all male chorus. Female voices were added in 1980. Under the direction of Master Chief Musician Chuck Yates, the Sea Chanties perform throughout the United States. When they are in Washington they often perform at the White House and for endless notable special events, performing with the National Symphony Orchestra, at President Nixon's funeral, at Carnegie Hall, aboard the U.S.S. Constitution in Boston Harbor, and at the 4th of July Celebrations at the Washington Monument, to name a few venues. The recording begins with a traditional sound as we are presented with the well known chanty, "From Boston Harbor." Then there are six songs with piano accompaniment from the collection of nautical themes by Eric H. Thiman. "Waternight" was written by Eric Whitacre for the Dale Warland Singers using text from Octavio Paz. You will be serenaded by four of the five "English Folk Songs" arranged by R. Vaughn Williams, a Percy Grainger arrangement, songs based on the work of Robert Frost, and finally "A Prayer for the Fleet" which was written the 40th anniversary performance of the Sea Chanties. This selection of music is as beautifully sung. Go Navy!

Item code: 6497C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Choral | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | United States