About the "Reflections" music. A collection
of four instrumental pieces arranged for piano and
strings. The challenge in creating
these longer mood pieces was to avoid falling into
formulaic "new age" monotony.
1. Dawn: Opens with the sounds
of high, soft, sustained strings followed by the
piano playing a major into minor melody which continues
throughout in various keys.
2. Scottish Mist: This piece is
built around an ostinato bass line played by the
harp. The violins and cellos play a celtic sounding
melody which opens and closes the piece.
3. Vilamoura: Opens slowly with soft strings
and harp followed by the main melody on cellos,
later taken up by the full string section. This
piece was inspired by a villa in the Portuguese
4. Flight of the Butterfly: Floating arpeggios
on the harp portray the fluttering butterfly wings.
The tempo changes into a playful waltz in the minor
and the musical journey continues with several different
melodies on strings and piano.