Snow Angel captures the spirit of the Holiday Season by combining original piano compositions with new arrangements of classic Christmas carols. “Winterbluegreen” was inspired by a poem by Robert Francis:
Winter uses all the blues there are.
One shade of blue for water, one for ice,
Another blue for shadows over snow.
The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice-
Both different blues. And hills row after row
Are colored blue according to how far.
You know the bluejay's double-blur device
Shows best when there are no green leaves to show.
And Sirius is a winterbluegreen star.
In composing this piece, I found myself turning to a simple melody played in the upper register. It captures, for me, the crystalline landscape that Francis crafted with his words.
Whatever imagery this piece may evoke for you, I hope it brings you the sense of calm I experienced in creating it.
I wish you joy and peace this Holiday Season.