An Ecological Entertainment
Music by Peter Rose. Lyrics and narration by Anne Conlon
- Published in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Man has always been fascinated by the sea, but today his exploitation of
the earth's resources is destroying this underwater world. Coral mining, whaling ships, commercial fishing
vessels, oil spillage and domestic, industrial and nuclear wastes - this combined assault means that the oceans simply cannot sustain the extraordinary quantity and variety of species that it holds. The author's message is clear and simple: if man continues to misuse the sea, he will ultimately kill all life in it. With a powerful and moving score, Ocean World was shown in Channel 4's "Fragile Earth" series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough.
Cast: narrator, chorus
3/4 flutes, 2 clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 alto sax, tenor sax, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, E flat bass, electric guitar, guitar, bass guitar, string synthesiser, piano, percussion
Printed Editions: Vocal Score, Word Book, Chorus Book
Recordings: Compact Disc, cassette