• Paul Mealor
  • Song of the Ocean (2020)
    (Orchestral Version)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)
  • S + choir; 1+pic.1.1.1/4.2.2+btbn.1/4perc/pf.hp/str
  • S + SATB; pf
  • choir
  • Soprano
  • 3 min
  • Grahame Davies

Programme Note

Song of the Ocean is a collaboration between science and the arts to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean for us all, and to highlight the major issues of declining ocean health and the need for sustainability and planet protection.

The Song was composed by Paul Mealor with words by internationally-acclaimed poet, Dr Grahame Davies, and informed by ocean experts Marcel Jaspars and Abbe Brown, professors of the University of Aberdeen and members of the Deep-Ocean Stewardship Initiative.

A virtual premiere performance of Song of the Ocean was given for World Ocean Day 2021, June 8, 2021.

In the video premiere, Song of the Ocean is performed by Philharmonia Orchestra and a community choir of representatives from across the University of Aberdeen – many of whom had not sung before. But the premiere went one step further, with the public working within the deep-sea community invited to join virtually via the internet.