Reflections on a Winter's Morning for Two Piano (PDF Download)
Reflections on a Winter’s Morning is a piece especially composed for James Ehmer, a composer, euphonium player, and soon to be medical student, as a personal thank you for his generous donation to my “Get Matt to Maryland” Rally via rally.org.
James came to me with two wonderful poems describing idyllic winter scenes and the awe of a morning’s sun. These instantly reminded me of the first mornings I would ever wake to snow fall. The two pianos share multiple roles in recalling these moments: the persistence of an alarm clock in a drowsy morning, the first few fluttering snowflakes, a child teeming with excitement, and finally the grandeur of the sun reigning over the flurry.