I know, I know, I wasn’t going to write any more piano music for a while, and that was my intent, but last week I went for a long walk with my dogs and the late summer sensibility just heightened by musical senses to a point that when I got home I had to write out what I was feeling…hence this piece.
It’s about as late summer as you can get since I took the stroll one day before the first day of autumn. In the intro you can hear the birds singing and at around 2:30 you can hear my recollection of seeing a magnificent swallow tail butterfly fluttering around from flower to flower.
I know the piece is not a great effort on my part, but it is a genuine inspirational snapshot of how nature can move us if we let it and for that reason I’m pleased with it. And some of you might enjoy it.
I might add, since this is a slow piece, try to listen to it when you have some down time, are not rushed, and have time to close your eyes and drift (preferably with a drink at hand) off into your own vision of a tranquil getaway.
Garritan Authorized Steinway underlid
A Late Summer Promenade Music
A Late Summer Promenade Score