Piano Sketch 1 Snowfall
The first piece that I composed in graduate school, reminiscent of Debussy and the impressionistic period of music. It was to be the first of a series of piano sketches. My aim with this piece was to compose something that was simple counterpoint, almost fugal in the beginning, but that would slowly become more textured and chordal. Ultimately, when the texture is thickest, the piece becomes more fluid with an arpeggiated bassline and a more pronounced melody. The restatement of the opening idea is brief, as I generally like restatements to be, with flickers of the arpeggiated texture from the middle section.