BEACH BALLAD No.
2 - Maresia (Sea breeze)
The "Baladas de Praia" is a serie of pieces inspired by tropical coastal landscapes. According to
Carelli, the inspiration came when, visiting a remote beach far
from urban Rio de Janeiro area, in 1987, he felt "an
unspeakable peace in the sunset in
a wide empty beach, listening the calm waves lapping the shore, felling the warm sea breeze
on the face..."
The second Beach Ballad
is a piece written in 1989, originally for french horn
and piano. Since then, Carelli wrote arrangements for chamber orchestra, for cello and piano and for voice and piano/orchestra. The piece subtitle "Maresia" (rougly translated from portuguese as Sea Breeze, Sea Spray or Sea Smell) evoke the peace felt when smelling the sea breeze in a peaceful beach landscape.