I usually like to spend a good chunk of my Sunday listening to classical music. I don’t know why, it’s just something I do. So today I really quickly wanted to share one of my favorite classical pieces, “La Mer” by Claude Debussy. I am a huge fan of Debussy, in fact he might be my favorite composer. Of all his orchestral pieces this is my favorite. “La Mer” is a beautiful piece that perfectly evokes the feelings of the sea for me. Throughout it’s arrangement we can hear representations of wind, waves and the animals that inhabit the sea. One of the best parts is at the end of the first movement when a huge triumphal surge of brass comes in, evoking the beauty and grandeur of an ocean side sunset. This piece is about the sea at it’s purest. There are no ships, there are no human polutions, just the sea as it was meant to be seen and enjoyed. For these reasons and for it’s shear beauty, I love “La Mer”.