Genesis

Composer
Year of composition
2009
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
10 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

Genesis was initially a shorter work for solo piano. It was written as a musical interpretation of rain. When I decided to transcribe it for a larger ensemble, my plans were to lengthen the piece considerably, and create a musical portrayal of a rainstorm. After much work and reflection, I realized that it’s not necessarily the weather itself inspiring the work, but instead my personal reaction to it, and the emotions that such a powerful act of nature can evoke. Genesis is one’s inner rainstorm, representing strife and the act of overcoming it.

Parts are available upon request. Please contact me through my website (ryanjuhl.com).

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