Program Notes

“…along a sunlit path”  was composed as a gift for the Omaha Conservatory of Music. The work is an impression of a picture of a woodland path with rays of sunlight breaking through the trees.

The gently flowing music opens with Violin 2 and Viola pulsing back and forth between a bi-tonal passage of C and D. The cello enters with a simple pedal C followed by a lightly chirping Violin 1.

The music is intentionally gentle, optimistic, and punctuated with lyrical melodic lines. The composition passes the themes back and forth between each instrument and reaches a full tutti at measure 82. The work returns to the gentleness of the opening passage of  Violin 2 and Viola and grows in energy to its final cadence on an G Major chord.

This work may be played as a String Quartet (minus the String Bass part) with the opt. quartet part for cello. Or, it may be played as a String Quintet (one on a part).

"...along a sunlit path..."

Instrumentation

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Tempo

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Audio

Perusal

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String Orchestra

3

With a gentle flow q=128

ca. 4:30

2021

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Stephen Hill

"...along a

sunlit path..."

String Orchestra (Grade 3)

Wild Path

SARAHTIM Music Publishing

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Soundwaves 2021 Summer Music Camp
Omaha Conservatory of Music

Listen to and Practice Your Individual Part
2 Bar count off - Rehearsal A - 00:12, B- 00:28, C- 00:52, D-1:00, E-1:14, F-1:32, G-2:00, H-2:26, I-3:30, J-3:53, K-4:19, L-4:33