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Angels, Bells & Petals cover
$3.99 Angels, Bells & Petals
(piano solo)
Phillip Keveren
Early Intermediate

It has been a pleasure being a part of this project and creating a piece of music that reflects the gentle nature of “Zuzu.” I wanted to capture the delicate essence of “Zuzu’s petals,” and if you listen carefully, you can imagine the bells ringing gently throughout.
- Phillip

Be Thou My Vision cover
$3.99 Be Thou My Vision
(piano solo)
Emilee Hartley
Late Intermediate

The old hymn Be Thou My Vision has always been a favorite of mine, and I wanted to create an arrangement that was simple yet powerful. The music has hints of a Celtic flavor to it, inspired by the Irish origin of Slane, the original melody used in the modern hymn. Overall, the piece goes through melodic and rhythmic twists and turns, and finishes with a strong, anthem-like chorus, representing the final words of the hymn: "...still be my vision, O Ruler of all."
- Emilee

Bliss cover
$3.99 Bliss
(piano solo)
Sophia Blayney
Late Intermediate

Bliss came about as a happy accident. While improvising on the piano, a simple melody was created reminding me of a daydream. As the melody evolved, I realized that it was bringing up feelings of peace and nostalgia. For me, Bliss is memories of simplicity and serenity; summer childhood days, climbing the giant maple tree in my backyard, the smell of a freshly mowed lawn lingering in the air. For someone else, this will evoke entirely different emotions. The beauty of music is that it is unique to each individual’s listening experience. Whatever the memory, I hope it is a blissful one.
- Sophia

Butterfly Dance cover
$3.99 Butterfly Dance
(piano solo)
David Nevue
Late Intermediate

While visiting Yellowstone, I watched a butterfly dance its way around a dozen boiling, steaming mud pits, just flitting around like there was no danger nearby at all. It seemed so happy and carefree. I kept thinking... "Hey little butterfly, watch out... watch out... watch out!" But of course, the little butterfly danced flawlessly as if to say, "Danger? What danger? This is fun!" That picturesque moment stayed with me.
- David

Calming the Tempest cover
$4.50 Calming the Tempest
(piano duet)
Kevin Olson
Late Intermediate

Calming the Tempest is based on one of my favorite hymn tunes, Master, the Tempest is Raging. It tells the story of Jesus and his disciples on the stormy Sea of Galilee, when Jesus “rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still” (Mark 4:39). The background of the hymn is a testament to the peace that Jesus promises will come to those who believe on his words. Mary Ann Baker wrote the words to this text after losing her only brother, and best friend, to tuberculosis. Her parents had died of the same disease earlier. After his death, Mary Ann wrote about a period of rebelliousness: “I said in my heart that God did not care for me or mine. But the Master’s own voice stilled the tempest in my unsanctified heart, and brought it to the calm of a deeper faith and a more perfect trust.” As we navigate the often stormy waters of our own life experiences, sometimes to the point that we think we’ll drown in sorrow and despair, I hope we can remember the promise and counsel that come from the Savior’s words: “Peace, be still.”
- Kevin

Come, Come, Ye Saints cover
$4.25 Come, Come, Ye Saints
(piano solo)
Kevin Olson
Late Intermediate

My great-great-great grandfather, Charles Shumway, crossed the icy Mississippi River with his young family in early February 1846 and joined thousands of Mormon pioneers on a 1300-mile trek to their new home in the Salt Lake Valley. His wife, Julia Ann, and a daughter, Harriet would die along the way. One of Charles’ fellow travelers, William Clayton, wrote the lyrics of Come, Come, Ye Saints that year, and it quickly became a motivational anthem to the thousands of pioneers who crossed the plains, and millions since who see the words and music as a source of optimism and faith on the sometimes-arduous journey of life. I hope you connect with the message of the music, and to always remember, despite the adversity we each face, that through our faith in God, “all is well.”
- Kevin

Dances of the Seasons cover
$6.99 Dances of the Seasons
(piano solo suite)
Emilee Hartley
Late Intermediate - Early Advanced

I wrote Dances of the Seasons as a collection of four works, one for each season. Each piece reflects the signs and feelings of the corresponding season, from the lighthearted "Allemande of Spring," to the dark and mysterious "Winter Ice Tango." I was inspired by the different colors that each part of the year brings, and incorporated these colors into these expressive dances.
- Emilee

Fiddler Crabs cover
$4.25 Fiddler Crabs
(piano duet)
Rachel and Daniel Lamb
Late Intermediate

We were 10 years old when our family decided to move onto a sailboat and explore the seven seas. We packed our belongings, sold our house, and set off into the unknown. During our year long adventure, we saw many fascinating sea creatures and wildlife, including the peculiar and elusive fiddler crab. These mischievous crustaceans scurry quickly along the beach scavenging for algae, darting back and forth as the waves rhythmically ebb and flow. The males have notably asymmetrical claws, one being nearly ten times larger than the other, and are often seen "dancing," presenting what is best described as a comical impression of a gleeful fiddler. This piece reminded us of our experiences meeting these little animals, laughing at their antics, and getting pinched a few times!
- Rachel and Daniel

First Bouquet cover
$3.99 First Bouquet
(piano solo)
Emilee Hartley
Intermediate

I wrote First Bouquet specifically to coordinate with this soulful painting by Ariana Richards. The music, with its simple and fresh melodies, depicts the young innocence of a child, going cheerily through a field of joyful flowers. The moving chord progressions and recap at the end show that while life is ever-changing, it's small moments like these that are worth capturing and remembering.
- Emilee

Forgotten cover
$3.99 Forgotten
(piano solo)
Ryan Marvel
Intermediate

"Forgotten" was written for my daughter Elena, watching her journey between young girl and teenager. The music is meant to be a bit nostalgic, and represents the navigation of her letting go of childhood. What may have held her attention before, such as a doll or her favorite music box, now might be something more adult, more current. I tried to use larger, sometimes more dissonant intervals in the very simple melody to represent two paths... perhaps one which we all want to hold on to, and one we perhaps want to embrace going forward.
- Ryan

Insecta cover
$9.99 Insecta
(piano solo suite)
Emma Cardon
Late Intermediate - Advanced

I have always been fascinated by the world that exists right beneath our feet. With Insecta, I have attempted to write a set of pieces showing this world as it really is – not as a disturbing menagerie of creepy-crawlies, but as an interesting and beautiful collection of diverse creatures that add color to our daily lives. Each of the six movements depicts a different insect I have found in my backyard: a recklessly independent dragonfly weaving between river reeds; an earthworm, isolated in the dark, silent earth; a nimble pond skater dancing a ballet on the water’s surface; a good-natured ground beetle ambling aimlessly; a sonorous cricket whose song is interrupted by constant panic at every outside sound or movement; a belligerent yellow jacket buzzing angrily. I hope you enjoy playing these pieces, and that they make you think about the tiny, fascinating lives that are so often overlooked. To find magic, we need not look further than our own backyards.
- Emma

The Little Prince cover
$4.25 The Little Prince
(piano solo)
Mary Leaf
Late Intermediate

One of the popular Arthurian Legends states that Merlin the magician took Arthur Pendragon at birth to save his life – not just from his own father, Uther, but also from enemies who would not want him to be king. His name changed to Emrys, Arthur was raised in secrecy. It was not until he was in his early teens that Uther – who had no other sons – sent for the young Arthur, so that he could be declared Uther’s legitimate heir to the throne. As we know from history, life does not always turn out the way we imagine it would for a person of royal birth, but at this point in his life, nothing could dampen the excitement that young Emrys experienced when he first learned that he was a prince! That is the spirit of this piece - from the innocence of one small child raised in obscurity, to the wisdom of one of the greatest kings that history has ever revealed.

As for our grandson, Paxton, he is not of royal birth. But if he were – would he be raised differently from a “normal” child?  An intriguing question!
- Mary

Melodious Travels cover
$7.99 Melodious Travels
(piano solos collection)
Tiffany Jolicoeur
Late Elementary – Early Intermediate

As a child growing up in a rural farming community, I often wondered what life was like in far off parts of the world. In my teenage years, I had the unique experience of traveling to France and instantly fell in love. I realized that although we speak different languages and have different customs, we are all very much alike. Each song written in Melodious Travels has a distinct characteristic. One song might depict a certain instrument while another song might use rhythms to portray a certain region of the world. I hope as you play through each piece, you let your mind go to that special place, and envision yourself on your own personal musical journey around the world.
- Tiffany

Piano solos included in this collection:

  • Accordion in Paris
  • The Highlands
  • Sacred Lotus
  • English Manor
  • Balalaika
  • Alpine Yodeler
  • Bayou Blues
  • Island Marimba
  • Venetian Gondola Song
  • Turkish Belly Dancer
  • Spanish Castanets
  • Machu Picchu

Mountain Path cover
$3.99 Mountain Path
(piano solo)
Maya Kohlhepp
Intermediate

When I hike in Colorado, I start early in the morning when the skies are blue and there is no wind. The birds are in full harmony with their songs, and a lot of wildlife is evident. As early afternoon approaches, clouds begin to form over the mountains sometimes bringing rain. This change in the weather can be heard in the music when it switches to a minor melody. However, the inclement weather rapidly changes back to what it was in the morning, leaving the air freshened and the smell of rain in the forest.
- Maya

Pisces cover
$3.99 Pisces
(piano solo)
Ioana Ilie
Advanced

I have always been fascinated by the constellations: not in terms of astronomy, but in terms of the psychology and variety of the characters. This piece should illustrate dualism and fluidity, which is achieved by both hands alternating in the melody during the whole piece. The constantly flowing waves that is found in the repeated pattern of the accompaniment indicates the fish arising from and falling back into the water. Pisces are supposed to be warm and generous people. I hope my composition brings forth this feeling!
- Ioana

Prairie Fantasy cover
$4.25 Prairie Fantasy
(piano solo)
Mary Leaf
Late Intermediate

Nature never fails to inspire me! When I first moved to North Dakota from Washington State, I missed the trees, the mountains, and the winding roads. On a visit to Washington years later, I began to realize just how much the prairie, with its rolling hills, wide-open vistas, and curious buttes, had changed me. The undisturbed landscape creates an island of calmness and tranquility. Breathing the clean air, listening to the meadowlark, and experiencing the serenity this creates, gives rise to reflections of those who walked here before us. Their essence remains, and calls us to enjoy and appreciate this land that they loved. This piece was written especially for our little grandson, Brendan, who will be raised to love and appreciate, and to walk here after us.
- Mary

Prelude to Dusk cover
$3.99 Prelude to Dusk
(piano solo)
Emilee Hartley
Late Intermediate

I wrote this piece as a scene, taken from the outdoors during sunset. The world quiets as the sun fades away, as if it is slipping into a restful sleep for the night. This work expresses a feeling of peace, as everthing happening during the daytime hours slows down for a time of rest and rejuvenation
- Emilee

Prelude to the Moon cover
$3.99 Prelude to the Moon
(piano solo)
Maya Kohlhepp
Intermediate

I have witnessed the beauty of the moon in the darkest of nights. Although at times it appears gloomy and lonely, and is used to create fear in movies, I like to think of it as the sun of the night. It helps me remember there is always light in darkness. No matter how cold and dark night can be, the moon rarely fails to illuminate it, making the night not as daunting as it seems.
- Maya

Red Rocks Rhapsody cover
$4.25 Red Rocks Rhapsody
(piano solo)
Kevin Olson
Late Intermediate

One of the best parts about writing music is that it lets me travel throughout the country and the world, meeting great people and seeing many beautiful places. I can’t think of many spots with the striking variety and color of Central Colorado, with its massive purple mountain ranges, green rolling hills, clear blue lakes and rivers, and red rock formations. I wrote Red Rocks Rhapsody with this vista in mind, trying to capture the energy of the scenery and the inspiring people I’ve met there. I hope you enjoy it!
- Kevin

The Shadow cover
$3.99 The Shadow
(piano solo)
Grisha Krivchenia
Early Advanced

Certain aspects of life remain mysterious and unexplored. What would it be like to bring these parts of our experience into clearer view? Perhaps what the darkness hides is no cause for alarm! Explore The Shadow by diving into moody chord changes, slowly unfolding melodies, and thunderous outbursts of emotional energy. Walk through the night in fascination, instead of fear.
- Grisha

Songbird Serenade cover
$3.99 Songbird Serenade
(piano solo)
Wynn-Anne Rossi
Late Intermediate

The voice of music surrounds us in our daily lives. Music sings through waves on the water and breezes in the trees. Perhaps most noticeable are the ever-present vocalizations of the beautiful songbirds. I am an avid lover of birdwatching! The view from my piano looks over a backyard, full of active bird feeders. I love listening to their wild, always surprising calls. And I’ve noticed these little birds like the sound of my piano! Songbird Serenade captures some of my favorite bird calls, beginning with the black-capped chickadee. As you practice the piece, you can take delight in the musical challenge of identifying these independent voices. More importantly, the music reflects the gift of peace and vibrant energy these tiny creatures express each morning and throughout the day. Enjoy!
- Wynn-Anne

Souvenirs cover
$3.99 Souvenirs
(piano solo)
Christine Brown
Intermediate

I love that music is universal, yet the same song can mean so many things to different people. A song can transport the listener back to a time and place, recalling a special memory or emotion. Likewise, a souvenir may only be an object, but what makes it special are the memories and emotions attached to it. This notion inspired this song, a little waltz with a simple melody that somehow sounded familiar to me. For me and many others, songs are like souvenirs, holding memories or feelings that we’ve experienced. Every album I create is a musical journey and the songs are “Souvenirs” … I hope the music takes you somewhere memorable!
- Christine

Sunday Morning Fire - Late Night Embers cover
$3.99 Sunday Morning Fire - Late Night Embers
(piano solos)
Jackson Berkey
Intermediate

During my first hibernation at Columns By The Sea, Cape May, New Jersey, I discovered a few interesting facets: The city of Cape May is almost deserted during January when I composed the Cape May Preludes. Her residents were more than ready for some quiet time following the Christmas and New Year's busy influx of visitors. Few eating establishments remained open; some offer service only on weekends. Only occasionally does one see other people. For me it was a state of supreme quiet, accompanied by the sound of the sea and interrupted only by thought; this quiet isolation brought forth my Cape May Preludes. The Preludes were written in response to many of the feelings I experienced. They are about the weather, the people and animals encountered during this, my first writing "sabbatical" on the Atlantic Coast.

SUNDAY MORNING FIRE:
The main Victorian living room at Columns By The Sea houses a large gas fireplace, ready and willing for guests to enjoy. I was inspired many times, due to the combination of winter weather and fire, to go to the small grand piano nearby and compose. Such was the case with Sunday Morning Fire. The opening prelude was written while waiting for one of Bernadette's (the innkeeper) weekend gourmet breakfasts.

LATE NIGHT EMBERS:
This is another fire, another time, with a very small glass of sherry or port. It is another evening after writing all day and basking in the quietness of the sea and the inn.
- Jackson

Sunrise cover
$3.99 Sunrise
(piano solo)
Kristen Personius
Intermediate

Sunrise is dedicated to our dear friend Debbie Turner who continues to bring light and radiance into people’s lives.

Sunrise is a piece composed after being inspired by the radiant sunrises in Colorado. I remember sitting at my piano watching the golden sunrise illuminate the sky. I wanted to capture this picturesque scene in a composition and as a result, Sunrise was composed. The first section of the piece reflects the soft light that appears before the sun fully rises. As the song progresses the light becomes brighter and this is reflected in the energy and dynamics of Sunrise. In the middle section of the piece the dynamics become softer to symbolize the different colors shifting and changing in the morning sky. The last section of Sunrise carries a high energy and boldness to reflect the sun fully emerging into the sky.
- Kristen

Thorne Miniatures cover
$4.50 Thorne Miniatures
(piano solo suite)
Grace Hale
Late Intermediate - Advanced

Thorne Miniatures is a collection of six piano miniatures each inspired by one of Narcissa Thorne’s miniature rooms found in the basement of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thorne’s miniature rooms are best described as model rooms of mostly European and American interiors built during the 1930s and 1940s. One of the most peculiar characteristics of Thorne’s miniature rooms is the absence of any human figures. Instead, she hints at human existence with small inanimate objects like a soccer ball or books. As viewers, we cannot help but envision scenes of running children, cocktail parties, or a single bookworm enjoying an early sunrise in these empty rooms. This is the role of the Thorne Miniatures—to supply the musical scenes in such a way that fills this lifeless void. The Thorne Miniatures is an ode to childhood and imagination as explored in the museum collection.
- Grace



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