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Inspired by the beauty of a small town, Stillwater Minnesota. This town has a big lake in its center, and out of everyone’s backyard it could be seen. During the winter, the very top of the lake freezes and creates this tranquil effect that could not be seen, but heard. When stepping out into your backyard, you’d see this frozen mass, stuck into place and completely unmovable, but if you listened closely, you could hear that the water underneath continued to flow.
Why is this important?
We as people forget sometimes that we are so much more deep and vast beneath our hard surfaces. We work, we go to school, we take care of our families, we deal with the struggles of the day-to-day routine militantly. But if we just take a moment to listen within ourselves; we discover our passions, our longings, and our sense of belongings.
WHAT A GREAT PIECE FOR BAND MY STUDENTS LOVE IT!!!
This is a beautiful peace that challenges the performer to blend and tune in lovely dense harmonies and unexpected instrumental combinations. My students are enjoying the challenge of making it flow while exercising the control required to maintain beautiful tone in gradually developing and exposed lines. This piece will be one we revisit with future groups as well.
I happened to run across your website when searching for new composers and got a chance to hear "Stillwater" and really enjoyed it. You have a unique voice and I was wondering if you had more works you're looking to get out into the concert band world
Masterpiece. I am with the North Hills Wind Ensemble and if I wasn’t currently going through my senior year I would totally request to play this next year