Solo Violin Compositions

Of Water, Sand, and Time by Jeffrey Hoover

Written for solo violin, approx. 20 minutes in duration and broken into 7 2-3 minute movements called, i ran the dunes, the crashing breakers, the old paper mill, a great Blue Heron, i saw heat lightening over the lake, you should have seen the sugar dance, and the sky was on fire at sunset. Here is a brief program note from the composer, “It was a wonderful and challenging experience to compose Of Water, Sand, and Time. Part of the challenge came from the fact that I didn’t experience the Indiana Dunes until I was an adult, although I grew up in Northern Indiana. Simply stated, it wasn’t part of my early formation, and yet, it made an impact upon me much later. Each movement is a musical representation of the experience of being at the Indiana Dunes. The Indiana Dunes is an awesome place where wildlife, geography, and human history amplify each other. Each movement reflects some aspect of the Indiana Dunes, and the musical representation strives to share a personal experience. I approached each movement as if I were sending a “picture postcard” to a friend: a few words scrawled on the back of a card, becoming the title of the movement.” Blog Post

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