John Mock | The Day At Sea

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The Day At Sea

by John Mock

John's first album of original maritime/Irish-influenced instrumental music -- inspired by the places and stories of coastal New England and Ireland.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Patron Saint Of Ballyvourney
5:17 $0.99
2. Aboard The Morgan
2:58 $0.99
3. Roundstone Bay
4:51 $0.99
4. Panda Dreams
3:58 $0.99
5. The Day At Sea
3:56 $0.99
6. Joshua's Lullabye
6:01 $0.99
7. The Ponies Of Chincoteague
2:26 $0.99
8. Nantucket Bound
3:07 $0.99
9. At The Cliffs Of Moher
3:12 $0.99
10. An Evening At The Inn
3:26 $0.99
11. The Eastern Shore
2:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
"The Day At Sea speaks to us of places where the spirit of the old still thrives and renews itself in lore, art and music... these particular pieces have the feel of clapboard and canvas, rustic inns and whitewashed lighthouses. The salt air breathes inside them." - Craig Bickhardt

The Day At Sea is a collection of 11 pieces from composer and multi-instrumentalist John Mock. His compositions are a combination of original folk-influenced melodies (inspired by New England and Ireland) in union with emotive orchestral writing.

Instrumentation: John Mock playing (guitar, concertina and mandolin) solo and with string orchestra

John Mock is an artist and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform John’s art. He captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea.

John shares this heritage with audiences everywhere through his elegant and unique concert presentations, and his solo CD, "The Day At Sea". Concert audiences enjoy John’s casual narration and storytelling, which enliven the characters and places upon which the music is based. John’s own photography is projected onto a screen behind him and provides a beautiful backdrop for the music.

A native of Connecticut’s eastern shore, John’s work has taken him around the world. Widely sought after as a composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, he has worked with such notable artists as the Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Nanci Griffith, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea and Mark O’Connor. His orchestral arrangements have been performed by orchestras throughout America and abroad, including the London Symphony, the National Symphony and the symphonies of Atlanta and Nashville. John’s credits as a composer and performer include commissions from the Nashville Chamber Orchestra with appearances as a featured soloist in a number of NCO concerts and recordings.



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Nick Royal

A Day at Sea
I became aware of John Mock as the guitarist on many of the Butch Baldassari cds. John\'s own cd is really lovely and tuneful! I love the way he arranged the strings and his own guitar and concertina playing. One of my favorite cds!

don johnson

this is a wonderful mental vacation to the new england shore. it conjures up images and impressions of the sea and its shore.


John's a colleague of mine here in Nashville, and I brought this lovely disc home a few weeks ago. Now I keep finding it in my wife's Walkman and I'm not sure what to think. She used to listen to mine...


I love the way this guy plays!
Everything on this CD involves things that I love--violin, mandolin, and string orchestral arrangements. I am starting to really get an appreciation for concertina. I was turned on to John playing guitar behind Maura O'Connell (a favorite of my wife and I), so I immediately wanted his CD. Is there another CD in the works?


completely breathtaking
Best $ i have spent on a cd in a long time. eased my stress!

Cary Kuminecz

This is truly beautiful music, marryng folk and orchestral sounds.
This is a wonderful blend of traditional instruments and orchestra. John's playing of the Anglo concertina is smooth, precise, and relaxed. All the selections are relaxing and evocative of a simpler way of life.


I've thouroughly enjoyed this CD.
I've thouroughly enjoyed this CD. I have known John's music for years. I studied guitar with him when he was first starting out and I've got to say, I am so impressed by the way his music has evolved. I've played this CD over and over again. It's wonderful, it's delightful, it's relaxing. It makes me home sick for New England. Can't wait to hear what John has in store for us next.