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These nautical pieces were commissioned for the 2010 SRP Festival, held at the Suffolk town of Felixstowe, one of the largest North Sea ports, where they received their World Premiere performance. North Sea Sketches is an arrangement of a selection of traditional songs and dances related to the sea:

1. In Harbour - three country dances: "The Boatman", "Chelsea Reach" and "Steamboat Quickstep"
2. Lament, based on the folksong "All things are quite silent" in which a young woman remembers her husband press-ganged into the Navy
3. Ocean Waves - "Bold Nelson's Praise", "Bay of Biscay"; "Farewell and adieu to you fine Spanish ladies".

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