Ports of Call
This album is a musical journey that plots a course from Rome to the North Atlantic, from Barcelona to the New World. Recorded by The United States Navy Band, Ports of Call has a little something for everyone; classic overtures, fresh new compositions and a new setting of several popular chanteys. Chanteys are sea songs that not only unified the efforts of the crews at work, but entertained them after hours as well, often expressing deep sentiments for home and loved ones. This recording also highlights the incredible talent and versatility of the Navy Band men and women. Including pieces like Nautical Variations, Dance of the New World, and Psalm for Band, Ports of Call is a fantastic representation of the talent, dedication and professionalism that is characteristic of the United States Navy Band in every endeavor.