As an Iceberg on the Sea - string orchestra

Chamber Orchestra
6 min.


Double Bass



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Program Notes
3rd place, 2023 American Prize for orchestral composition Written in response to the turbulent events of 2020, "As an Iceberg on the Sea" is inspired by the tumultuous times through which we are living, the damage humans are doing to the environment and to each other, and the underlying hope that someday we will make sense of all this and begin to move forward toward a better, brighter future. The music represents the uncertain, floating sensation of being adrift at sea, with new waves of information entering into the picture and leaving as mysteriously as they arrived. The piece features a yearning melody throughout, both representing the iceberg's desire to return to its previous resting place and the desire of humanity for a cleaner, healthier planet.
Ensemble Name
Lamont School of Music Symphony Orchestra