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Some while ago I heard on an FM classical music station a tune referred to by the announcer as "Masons Enchanted Sea". I have not been able to identify this composition - at least not on google or bing.  Have you heard of it?  It is a classical rendition of sea sounds with a slow moving methodical melody that plays repetitively and if I remember correctly the whole thing was only about 2 to 3 minutes in length.  Thanks.

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Hi!

Oh sorry! I must have missed your message. Very sorry for that. Actually I have been out of action for the last four days which might account for it.

I am afraid that I have not heard of the piece you mention but being that it is so short, it sounds as though it might be a bit of film music. It could also be a "mood music" recording although that it less likely. The fact that Google doesn't bring up any information indicates that it is pretty obscure but I presume the word "Mason's" refers to the composer's name.

If you can remember the station on which you heard this work, I suggest that you contact them and check their playlist for the exact date and time. Some stations post their play-lists on their websites, so that might be the first starting point.

Sorry that I cannot be of any more help, but try what I've suggested and good luck with your search.

Best wishes

Colin

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I can answer questions from students of "classical" composing, arranging, notation problems and music theory, writing for instruments and voice and writing music for education. I can answer questions about orchestration but I do not cover questions about pop or rock music, pop song writing or electronic music.

I taught for many years in UK up to "A" level theory and composition. I have spent many years in music education, initially (like everyone else) as a teacher. Then I moved on to advisory work (teaching teachers!) and also lectured, giving many workshops for teachers in developing music education skills and techniques. For a time I worked as a teacher-lecturer at London University's Institute of Education and eventually worked full-time as a Music Education Adviser to schools in part of London, offering advice on music education and curriculum development.

Experience

I started composing music at the age 14 (it was mostly rubbish, since you asked) and now have a large number of compositions to credit as well as many publications, especially for instrumental music and choral music. I have also written several acclaimed works for large orchestra and choir. My work has been published particularly in the UK (under different names)(notably by Boosey & Hawkes, Novello, and Schott) but also in the USA and the Netherlands.

My music for elementary players (several publications) has been performed and broadcast worldwide. I am now retired from my previous job as Music Education Adviser. These days I spend most of my time composing and arranging. I am currently working on instrumental arrangements of world national anthems for my National Anthems website and also completing a suite of very easy piano solos and duets for elementary players. For many years I have used the music program "Finale" for all my music writing activities.

Organizations
International Society for Music Education; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Publications
"The Times" Educational Supplement; "Hi-Fi News and Record Review". For several years, I used to write for many of the state music education periodicals in the US and I also wrote several influential articles on instrumental music teaching for "Music Teacher" magazine in the UK. (UK).

Education/Credentials
PhD(Hons); MA(Hons); FLCM (compositon) ARCM, LMusTCL,(music diplomas)

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