Ripples in the Sand

Ripples in the Sand
Inspirations of a Japanese Zen Garden (Karesansui)

By David Marlatt 6 Trumpets & Percussion Score & Parts Level: Medium Item: 81-TE27149
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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, for 6 trumpets and optional percussion, is peaceful, reflective and accessible to audiences. 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.


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Series: Eighth Note Publications
Composed by: David Marlatt
Instrument: Trumpet
Format: Score & Parts
Instrumentation: 6 Trumpets & Percussion
Item Number: 81-TE27149
ISBN 10: 1-55472-827-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-55472-827-5

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