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Listening to Water (Music)
Featured Collection June 2010

Composers and musicians have been inspired through the years to compose and perform music where water plays an integral role in the sense and feel of the work. Through rhythm and the flow of the music, they are able to suggest things like the rhythm of the ocean waves or it might be a story in which water plays a dominant part. Here are a few examples from various sections of our expansive CD collection.

Dirty Three
Ocean Songs
Ro Dir #25601
Handel, George Frideric
Water Music
Or Han #26543, Or Han #121
Sounds of the Deep: An Exploration of Life in Our Seas
QL122 .S683 2007x (Book on CD section)
Takemitsu, Toru
I Hear the Water Dreaming
Wp Tak #16772
Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Sea Symphony
Ch Vau 22771