Solace Dance

Grade 4

Duration: approx. 4 minutes

Premiered at Capital University, Jeff Gershman conducting

Available for purchase through Murphy Music Press:

Program Notes:

While at the Art Institute of Chicago, I spent a good amount of time with the works of Van Gogh.  There was one particular painting of an outdoor scene that caught my attention.  While engaging with this work I remember saying to myself: “This is solace”. I often think it takes work and seeking to find solace, as it does not always come to us naturally.  In this work I imagined a person dancing her way to experiencing this sense of peace.

Additional notes:

This piece could be considered a grade 3, however the horn part reaches a high A so it is labeled a grade 4.

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