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Moods of the Sea

Ryan Suleiman
Early Advanced-Advanced
10 min

Moods of the Sea began as a harmonic succession inspired by an ocean's wave forming as a roll, gaining a crest, breaking upon the shore, and so on by way of harmonic dissonance and chord inversions. It developed into four distinct sections with different tonal centers in major thirds: D, F sharp, B flat, and a return to D. The piece is something of an impressionistic journey into the different realms of the sea, from the grandeur and power of the ocean continuing into the deep to reflect on the mystery and strange life of its waters. The very last statements convey perhaps an enlightenment at the return from an involving journey. (RS)

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