Giovanni Tabor
Grade 11, Burlington High School

“This is a piano song I have been working on. This is one of the first piano solos I’ve written since I was in 6th grade. The song is supposed to be kind of dark, but have some contrasting moments. It is mostly in the F clef, but there is a treble part that comes throughout the song. The song is in A minor with a time signature of 6:8 but briefly enters 8:8 time at the end of some phrases.”



A Piano Sonata

Ethan Mosedale
Grade 6, Barnet School

“This piece started in C major but then I chose to go to minor. I wanted to do some things I saw in Bartok’s Mikrokosmos so I switched to six flats. This piece is intended for Opus 23. It is a work in progress.”

A Piano Sonata.mp3


Daelan Roosa
Grade 6, Barnet School

“Waterfall a piece that I wrote to evoke the sound of a waterfall. The first part is kind of like water tumbling over a waterfall, creating a rhythmic drumming sound. In the second part I try to create the same image but slightly differently. The third part is my attempt to recreate the feeling you get when you are standing near a really big waterfall in the middle of winter and the sun is shining through the frozen spray on the trees. I used the pedal to replicate what it might sound like if you turned icicles into a set of chimes.”


Winter’s Path

Robin McLaughlin
Grade 12, Essex High School

Winter’s Path started out as a chord progression, and later grew into a full-fledged choral piece for mixed voices.  The tonality centers around D major, but occasionally dips into A major.  Notable are the driving sextuplets in the piano part, which seek to convey a blustery, stormy feel.  The lyrics use the imagery of the seasons to describe a situation where life feels somber, and wintery; but expresses how, like winter, life will inevitably turn better.”

Winter’s Path.mp3