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To A Water Lily

To A Water Lily
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Product Details<p><strong>This delightful tone poem is from Edward MacDowell's Woodland Sketches, originally composed for piano. <br /><br />His Woodland Sketches, Op 51, a suite of 10 short piano pieces, were composed in 1896, perhaps the most well known and frequently transcribed being “To a Wild Rose”.  MacDowell described these compositions as “suggestive music”, where the title indicates the composers intentions but without being slavishly programmatic.<br /><br />This beautiful composition, “To a Water Lily” is not as well-known among non-pianists as “To A Wild Rose” but, in our opinion, is even more worthy of praise.  </strong></p><p><strong>It transcribes most effectively to wind instruments which are capable of adding sustained sound and atmosphere, impossible to achieve on the percussive piano. </strong></p><p align="center"><strong><a href="http://www.drdowningmusic.co.uk/Music/Sax/WaterLilySax.htm" target="_blank" title="Water Lily by Edward MacDowell for Saxophone solo">Click here for preview</a>. </strong><br /></p>
About the Author
About the Author<p><strong>The American composer Edward MacDowell, 1861 - 1908, was the first head of the music department in Columbia University, USA, from 1896 to 1904.  </strong></p><p><strong>He is well known today for his delightful, melodic and romantic piano pieces, many of which are still firm favourites.  </strong></p>

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