There Is No Sea


Digital Score

Instrumentation: SATB divisi, piano, strings, & crystal glasses

Duration: 6:30

Date of Completion: Summer 2018

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SKU: MH0023 Category:
The Ocean Between Us
  1. The Prow (SATB divisi & piano)
  2. There Is No Sea (SATB divisi, piano, strings, & crystal glasses)
  3. So Much to Seek (SATB divisi & piano / SATB divisi, piano, & strings)

About the work

A devastating piece for mixed choir and chamber ensemble, There Is No Sea is grief given sound, slowly unfolding in waves before dissolving into a storm.

Dedicated to and commissioned by Jonathan Talberg and the Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir.

In loving memory of Timothy “Tiger” Hazzard.

Premiered by the CSULB Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, October 2018 at Los Altos United Methodist Church, Long Beach, CA.



“There is no sea that can drown my pain,” the text said.

“It takes 13 hours to fly to Auckland. You’re over the ocean the whole time,” I thought.

Yeah. It is not enough.

From Ocean Poems. Text by Jonathan Talberg.



Vocal Score, Full Score, Parts