$42.00
Ripples in the Sand
Inspirations of a Japanese Zen Garden
By David Marlatt
Item: 81-CB2793
ISBN 10: 1554728282
ISBN 13: 9781554728282
PRICE: $42.00
Series: Eighth Note Publications
Category: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Instrument: Concert Band
Level: Grade 1.5
A karesansui is a Japanese rock garden which is an enclosed shallow sandbox containing sand, gravel, rocks, and occasionally grass or other natural elements. The main elements of karesansui are rocks and sand, with the sea symbolized not by water but by sand raked in patterns that suggest rippling water. The most famous Zen garden is at the Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan. This short 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.