This CD openly and joyously presents the musical expression of a very alive and musically well-trained woman living in modern times.
This is Bettie’s first recording for Alternative Classical Records. The work breathes with the life and expression of a Magical Time of Year.
Here is what Bettie had to say about her inspiration for writing this music:
“The end of fall and the beginning of winter are filled with beautiful landscapes of the changing weather: the leafless trees, rain, snow, fog, mists and ice…there are family gatherings—visits with friends—reflections on life and looking ahead to the new year just starting. For me, these things create a Magical Time of Year.”
Ten of the CD's 12 tracks are piano solo. On two of the tracks, Winter Solstice and Serenade for a Beloved Being, Bettie is joined by guitarist Frank Blumer.
Sheet Music available this coming week:
At www.bettieross.com there will be sheet music available for December, Merrymaking, Elfin Folly, Evergreen Forest, Child's Wonder, and Joy (written for 4 hands, 2 persons, 1 piano).
Sheet music of the basic themes (not including the improvisation) of Reflection, Winter Solstice, Candle Dance, and Serenade for a Beloved Being will be also available at www.bettieross.com.
Northern Lights and This New Year are fully improvised, so no sheet music will be available.