Hear composers describe their creative process, offer teaching suggestions, and provide messages to performers in our Composer Cues series. Use these videos as repertoire inspiration for future programs or assign them to students as a listening assignment.
By Andrew H. Dabczynski
Andrew H. Dabczynski presents his piece for Grade 2 string orchestras, Springer Mountain Morning. Both serenity and eager anticipation of a day on the Appalachian Trail is reflected in this piece based on the old Appalachian ballad/fiddle tune Bonny James Campbell. Each orchestra section enjoys opportunities to play melodies, rich harmonies, and driving rhythms.