Return of Spring

Return of Spring

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String Orchestra

6:20 minutes

Grade 5

LRW Music

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Spring has always been my favorite season. After months of bitter cold and a landscape seemingly devoid of life, color and warmth returns in poetic beauty. The inspiration for this piece was the image of a single flower, dew glistening on its petals and pockets of snow melting around it. I could very clearly see this being the soundtrack to such a scene in a BBC documentary. Using lush harmonies and lyrical melodies, this piece embodies my own feelings of relief and bliss as Spring returns.