River Countries Vol. 2: Maurice River Pictures
Commissioned and premiered by Ron Levy, 2008. The Maurice River is fed by drainage from the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens, is dammed to create Union Lake in Millville, and then ambles southward, gaining in size, to empty into the marshes of the Delaware Bay. Of its 50 miles, the lowest 10 are a navigable waterway. Somers was inspired to compose these six pieces, which depict both the small town life of South Jersey and the natural wonders of the river's variety. These include County Fair Opening Day, Strolling Downtown, War Memorial, Gliding Raptors, Moonrise Over the Salt Marsh, The Maurice River Flows to the Bay.