Music and the sea play in harmony. Shanties help synchronize the efforts of a ship’s crew. Patriotic marches promote commerce and the navy. Folk songs tell tales of shipwrecks and storms. This exhibit presents sheet music, instruments, and recordings that helped compose the symphony of the sea, while offering some surprising new performances—have you ever heard a modern, a cappella rendition of a sea shanty?
With support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission