I wrote this first as a solo piano piece years ago and recently adapted it for string orchestra. The string orchestra version can be performed with or without piano. It features a simple melody based on the pentatonic scale. I think that beauty can be found in simplicity. Claude Monet seemed to agree when he depicted water lilies in a series of paintings. Simple things such as walking through a forest, coming to a hidden pond and taking in the scent of flowers mixed with the scents of the forest can bring a profound sense of joy. Maybe you pause in this beautiful place and contemplate what you have, your joys, losses, and people that you love. Perhaps you linger a little bit longer thinking about how transient everything is. This very scene will soon change with the seasons and the water lilies will be gone. The beautify of the moment is mixed with sadness. Maybe you decide to stick around a few more minutes to take it all in and experience more of what this wonderful place has to offer.
This purchase includes an immediate download of the PDF and Finale files for the score and parts. Finale 2014 or later is required to open the Finale file. If you have an older version of Finale or if you use Sibelius, Dorico or Logic X, you can import the score with the included MusicXML files. Most other music apps will be able to open the included MIDI file. Note: when opening the Finale, you may not have the fonts that the file requires. This is no problem. Just navigate to the Document Menu, Set Default Music Font, and select Maestro. Email matt@mattrileymusic if you have any questions.