Imagine a solitary walk along a lake on a quiet January night. The frost crunches under your boots and your breath freezes in front of your eyes. Frozen branches reach from the hills into the clouds and the evergreens are blanketed with white. The moon plays hide and seek behind wispy clouds in the winter sky. The wind dances along the shore, rustling the cattails and blue rushes. A sonic landscape for string quartet and guzheng, “Frosty Moon” captures the dreams of air and mist. Listen for the conflict between the rhythmic energy and lyric passages in the stillness of the night sky. The tune weaves in and out between various combinations of players; everyone shares the melody as the piece unfolds. Performance time is approximately 8.5 minutes. The sheet music for “Frosty Moon” is available for digital download.
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Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.