Lullaby of the Sea
Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Alto Sax, Bassoon, Clarinet, Oboe
Oboe, Clarinet, Alto Sax and Bassoon: This reed quartet was inspired by the gently undulating waves, shimmering moonlight on the surface, and gentle brezzes of the ocean on a quiet evening in a warm, tropical part of the world. Rolling gestures in the accompaniment compliment the gentle melodic theme, with the occasional call of the seagull. As the work draws to a close, the wind and waves still, lulling the final saxophone melody into blissful sleep.