Genre/Style: Classical/Sea Chanty
Creative Vision for the Track: For the past couple of months the military has been putting restrictions on where we can go. We are not supposed to congregate with more than 10 people and we are not allowed to go to public beaches. Since I am stationed with the Navy Band Southwest in San Diego, CA I am missing the beach and some of the cool things people experience in California. I decided to write an epic Majestic theme in the style of a sea chanty. Sailors in the navy work hard every day to keep us safe, some deploying on ships that take them away from their families for many months at a time. The sea chanty historically was sung by sailors who were engaged in hard physical labor while out to sea. This composition is dedicated to them for all of their hard work and service to the country.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc): Title: Seascapes. Dotted Quarter note= 108. Begins in 6/8 time signature in the key of Amin and modulates through various keys. Middle section is in a slower 4/4 time signature with a cascading solo flute and oboe with other countermelody instruments interspersed. Later goes back to the 6/8 sea chanty feel where the original melody is further developed and then back to the 4/4 section where the climax is reached leading to the end.
Main Instruments used: Wind Ensemble