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Ripples in the Sand

Inspiration of a Japanese Zen Garden

By David Marlatt

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Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones (AATB)
Inspiration of a Japanese Zen Garden. Composed by David Marlatt. Part(s); Quartet; Score; Woodwind - Saxophone Quartet. Eighth Note Publications. Folk; Multicultural. 10 pages. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-SQ1159).

Item Number: AP.81-SQ1159

ISBN 1554737079.

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 short work is peaceful, 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.

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