Ok so this is a quickie. I live on the side of a cliff in a harbour that's shaped like a big bowl. I was piddling about in the studio today when this unexpectedly started up outside. I grabbed my little Marantz flash recorder and ducked out onto my deck.
The harbour symphony began as an idea for the St. John's international Sound Symposium back in the 1980's, and every so often someone gets one together. Various players go to different ships in the harbour with a score. The scores are written fast, depending upon the pitches of horns that happen to be in port on a given day. You can never tell when someone decides to get one together (although I suspect today it was the lovely Delf Hohmann). This was today's.
Listen to the bass notes (cruise ship) and the way the wind plays dynamics. Only wish I could have had time to use a better microphone: Harbour Symphony