Whether you live by the ocean or visit the seaside occasionally, OCEAN VIEW will remind you of the many facets the ocean presents to those who observe it. From powerful waves crashing against the shore during a storm, to children cavorting on the beach on a warm summers day, to noble ships from distant lands plowing through the water, the ocean is endlessly fascinating. OCEAN VIEW is suggestive of these moods of the sea, with its stately 2/4 introduction in E flat major, followed by a merry opening theme that brings to mind cars loaded with picnic hampers, beach balls, and excited people on holiday. An augmented presentation of the theme slows the pace, followed by a playful section with a lively rhythmic motif that moves forward to a reappearance of the opening theme, now heard with a lovely countermelody. The very expressive G minor 3/4 section evokes the image of majestic great whales slowly migrating along the coast. A D. S. al Coda returns to the opening theme and on to an exciting finish.