Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer
Sea Songs is one of the simpler works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and
was written for British military band in 1924.
The composer loved the folk song heritage of his native land.
He also knew the English sailing songs and he used three in Sea Songs:
“Admiral Benbow,” and
The form is ABCA, and the scoring is direct.
Band Music Notes, Norman Smith and Albert Stoutamire