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Atlantic Rhapsody

Sketches on the Navy Hymn: Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Grade 6

Concert Band Conductor Score & Parts


      Atlantic Rhapsody - Robert Thurston


Robert Thurston uses the U.S. Navy Hymn, Eternal Father, Strong to Save, as a starting point for his expansive Atlantic Rhapsody, using the tune’s melodic motifs to create moods ranging from reflective and prayerful to buoyant and adventurous. With his usual flair for musical detail, and interesting lines in every part, Thurston has written the soundtrack for an exhilarating musical voyage!

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Weight 3.39 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in

About Robert Thurston

Robert Thurston, former Chief Arranger-Composer for the US Air Force Band in Washington DC, devoted his 20-year Air Force career to writing in a variety of musical styles and genres for the service’s premier ensembles, and for a long roster of internationally renowned guest artists. Before joining the military, he taught school bands for five years in Florida and Ohio. Since retiring from the Air Force in 2014, he has continued to write music full-time. He is also the conductor of the Prince William Community Band in Prince William County, Virginia.

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