The Ocean is a piece that reminds us to value one of the most important elements in our lives: water. The lines, “The ocean was our first home, And our destiny” remind us that the earth’s future depends on how well we preserve its treasures.
The piece begins as a chant; then the inner voices repeat the word “water,” with music that creates an aural impression of the sea’s motion. This is joined by the chant sung in an imitative style.
Water is the essence of our world;
Water is the essence of our lives.
Everyone comes from the water,
Everyone comes from the sea;
The ocean was our first home
And our destiny.