Ripples in the Sand
Inspirations of a Japanese Zen Garden
By David Marlatt
Item: 81-STR129
UPC: 685462019199
ISBN 10: 1554739187
ISBN 13: 9781554739189
PRICE: $40.00
Series: Eighth Note Publications
Category: String Orchestra
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrument: String Orchestra
Level: 1.5
A karesansui is a Japanese rock garden which is an enclosed shallow sandbox containing sand, gravel and rocks. The sea is symbolized, not by water but, by sand raked in patterns that suggest rippling water. This work is peaceful and reflective and accessible to young musicians. The major pentatonic scale is used as the basis for this composition which creates an interesting texture and evokes the sound of an ancient Japanese folk song.