Living near the ocean has inspired me to include a great deal of ocean imagery in this composition. Rolling rhythms in 6/8 meter are reminiscent of the flowing movements of the sea. Shimmering sun on the water is suggested by high-pitched woodwind figures. The ebb and flow of the sea is brought to mind by rising and falling musical phrase. The second section is a playful dance written in 7/8 meter. All the instruments get a chance to play the uplifting melody.