Drops in the Ocean

"You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop" - Rumi. Debussy's "La Mer" and "Nuages" provide the main musical inspiration for this show, which also includes "Message in a Bottle" by The Police, with original music.

  • Droplets - after a stirring introduction, the ensemble breaks into separate pieces, representing the individual droplets the form the vast ocean
  • Coalesce - a contemplative arrangement of "Message in a Bottle" leads to a bright, grandiose resolution
  • The Ocean in You - a short but sweet closer with a rousing conclusion

Difficulty: Prime Series


Originally commissioned by the Central Crossing High School Band, Eric Hubbell, director.


Due to the inclusion of copyrighted material, the performing group must obtain appropriate licensing. We recommend using Tresona's convenient online system for securing copyright permission.


This show does not include a full percussion arrangement, only a minimal outline written by the winds arranger as part of the original commission. If you are interested in commissioning a percussion arrangement customized for your ensemble, please contact us!

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Instrumentation Price*
Winds with percussion outline$1,500

*This show includes copyrighted material. Performing groups are required to obtain appropriate licensing - contact us for more info.

Show package includes:

  • PDF files for full score and all parts
  • MP3 audio recording of the full show
  • Individual .wav files for any triggered sound effects or pre-shows
  • Minor instrumentation/orchestration adjustments (moving a solo to a different instrument, etc.)
  • Private password protected web page containing all files for digital download
  • Exclusive performance rights within your band's classification group at events you attend (ask about our Reservation Form for more details)
  • Performance permission for one full season (typically ending in November)
  • If you buy the winds score and plan on using your own percussion arranger, we can offer Finale/MusicXML files upon request