05. Mare Tranquillitatis ( 2:42 )
Mare Tranquillitatis (Sea of Tranquility) is a lunar sea that sits within the Tranquillitatis basin on the
Moon. It is the first location on another world to be visited by humans.
The track is calm and has a steady tempo as it refers to something that by definition is steady (in fact
there is no water in this sea).
The cords are hit precisely as there should be no notes other than those of the cords for the left-hand.
In my imagination this gives the sense of peace, tranquility without any other notes’ interference.
The melody is then repeated with the left hand striking a more articulated arpeggio that represents
the first steps of the astronauts walking on our moon causing the first waves of dust on the sea.