Whale's Song, The

By Diana Blom

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Cello and piano, c.9'00.  Grade 8
The humpback whale is, in many ways, the spirit of the ocean. Through four sections - Chant, Dance, Lament and Chant, The Whale's Song traces the migratory pattern of the humpback whale as it moves in the Pacific Ocean, through musics of New Zealand, Ecuador, Hawaii, Japan and Papua and New Guinea.  "Chant" draws on rhythms of a Maori chant about the sea, and on its return, is joined by the rhythms of a traditional Japanese chant about the sea with amplified cello evoking sounds of the humpback whale. 

Recorded by Deborah Coogan (vc/reverb) and the composer on the CD, Music of the Spirit (Wirr 011) available online

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