||Scenes from Sand County
This substantial, 22 minute, three movement composition connects the natural and profound wonder of specific scenes described by Aldo Leopold in his A Sand County Almanac, with the lush, colorful renderings of a woodwind quintet, violin, viola, cello and string bass. The narrator coordinates poetic excerpts from the essays: “If I Were the Wind”, “January Thaw”, and “Marshland Elegy” with expansively melodic, and effectively programmatic music. This work was commissioned by the Oakwood Chamber Players and can be heard in award nominated CD titled Scenes, and is available through Really Good Music, LLC. This work is thought by many to be one of Douglas Hill’s finest compositions. Also available as a PDF.