Sunset Over Blue Water is a fresh new scoring of the famous hymn tune It is Well With My Soul. The simple melody combined with the powerful, heart wrenching lyrics, have made this hymn popular around the world. The lyrics are about remaining positive even when faced with great personal loss and sadness. This version is positive throughout and was inspired by a picture taken aboard a cruise ship of a beautiful sunset over the ocean.
This work opens with meandering triplets in the solo horn before the hymn tune is introduced by the trombone. It builds to a strong forte verse before fading away to a quiet peaceful resolution.