On the High Seas

Program Notes:

This piece was my very first composition that was premiered live. Originally titled “Water”, it was performed by the West Forsyth High School Orchestra in 2009, under the direction of Ryan Peller. I attribute my desire to study music at university to this amazing music educator. I’ve revised this piece at the beginning of 2020, though much of it remains the same.
This is an excellent piece appropriate for advanced middle school or intermediate high school orchestras.

Instrumentation:

  • Violin I
  • Violin II
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Bass