The Sea Around Us - Dedicated to Rachel Carson

The Sea Around Us - Dedicated to Rachel Carson

  • Composer: Abe, Yuichi
  • Grade: 6
  • Duration: 12:00
  • Genre: Concert Band
  • Publisher: Brain Music
  • Item No: ZOMS-A112S


Program Note

Commissioned by Kawagoe Sowa Wind Ensemble for its 40th anniversary.

The rough sea that cuts continents, the calm sea like a woman's hand, the sea of silence with no sound, how much do we know about this sea?
Isn't humanity so ignorant about this ocean, the largest mother and father of life on the Earth?
The composition began with that thought.
The form of the sea that changes in various ways, its origin that no one knows, the remarkable life that the sea nurtures, and the future of the sea and humanity are expressed in their own image.
Please listen to this most important sea that can be considered the very life of humanity.

"The world that man shares with all other creatures, and who are even now fighting thousands of small battles that in the end will bring victory for sanity and common-sense in our accommodation of the world that surrounds us."

(Yuichi Abe)

**Rachel Carson, writer, scientist, and ecologist, grew up simply in the rural river town of Springdale, Pennsylvania.


1st & 2nd Flutes
1st & 2nd Oboes

Clarinet in Eb
1st Clarinet in Bb (div.)
2nd Clarinet in Bb (div.)
3rd Clarinet in Bb (div.)
Alto Clarinet in Eb
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Contra-alto Clarinet in Eb

Soprano Saxophone in Bb
1st Alto Saxophone in Eb
2nd Alto Saxophone in Eb
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb

1st & 2nd Trumpets in Bb
3rd Trumpet in Bb

1st & 2nd Horns in F
3rd & 4th Horns in F

1st & 2nd Trombones
3rd & Bass Trombones

Euphoniums (div.)
Tuba (div.)
String Bass



[1st Percussion]
Snare Drum / Bass Drum
Crash Cymbals
Suspended Cymbal
Bongos (High) / Anvil
Marimba / Chimes

[2nd Percussion]
Bass Drum / Tam-tam
Suspended Cymbal
Antique Cymbals
Wood Block (High) / Anvil
Glockenspiel / Xylophone
Vibraphone / Chimes

[3rd Percussion]
Autique Cymbals
Bell Tree / Glockenspiel

[4th Percussion]
Bass Drum / 4 Tom-toms
Tam-tam / Crash Cymbals
Suspended Cymbal

[5th Percussion]
Bass Drum
Suspended Cymbal
Wood Block (High) / Anvil
Bell Tree / Tam-tam

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