Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (piano score PDF)
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Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening — Greg Harradine
Solo piano score. Listen on YouTube.
Key: F-sharp minor.
Duration: c. 3:41
Grade/level: 6 / late intermediate
Style/mood: wintery, lyrical
3 pages. 50 bars.
I started composing this piece with no imagery in mind whatsoever. But after about six bars, a poem suddenly came to me: 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening' by Robert Frost. My six bars seemed to me to evoke something of the same mood as Frost's poem. I continued composing, now with the poem firmly in mind. The whole piece was finished in around an hour.