The Willows of Winter

Project Info

Project Description

The Willows of Winter was written on a calm December morning and titled by the composer’s wife. Describing the piece she said, “Though a willow may be bowed beneath the weight of winter, its beauty is still seen as the promise of warmth and hope emanate from within.” The darker sonorities of the clarinet and horns are featured during lightly textured passages. Time changes throughout the piece give the work a sense of rhythmic freedom, symbolic of the random movement of a great tree in the wind. Throughout the piece a simple melodic reflects the simplicity and majestic beauty of the willows on that December morning.


The Willows of Winter may be purchased from-

Grand Mesa Music
J.W. Pepper

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