Stranger on the Shore began as a piece for clarinet written by Acker Bilk for his young daughter. It was subsequently used as the theme tune of the BBC TV drama, Stranger on the Shore. This arrangement for Clarinet Choir is only available at Sheet Music Plus through their ArrangeMe from SMP Press program: CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION at SheetMusicPlus.


  • 5 B-flat Clarinets (optional Clarinet 1 solo)
  • Alto Clarinet/Basset Horn (doubles Clarinet 5)
  • Bass Clarinet (Contrabass Clarinet/Contralto Clarinet/String Bass)