Sunset over Blue Water

From Wind Repertory Project
David Marlatt

David Marlatt

General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Eighth Note Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Sunset Over Blue Water is a fresh new scoring of the famous hymn tune It Is Well with My Soul. The simple melody combined with the powerful, heart-wrenching lyrics, have made this hymn popular around the world. The lyrics are about remaining positive even when faced with great personal loss and sadness. This version is positive throughout and was inspired by a picture taken aboard a cruise ship of a beautiful sunset over the ocean.

- Program Note from publisher

The piece begins peacefully, with meandering triplet lines for solo flute and solo clarinet. The hymn tune is then introduced in a quiet manner by a trio of horn, alto saxophone, and trumpet. Additional instruments join in as the piece moves to a key change and an emotional, forward-moving full ensemble section. The pace then slows, and the piece softens before fading to a tranquil conclusion.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist

For the SDSS Symphonic Band 2018/19

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist 74.4 (November 2019): 27. Print
  • Perusal score