Walter Billingsley | Lakefire

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by Walter Billingsley

Inspired while sitting on a lake bank watching sunset on a breezy eve. The sun's glistening rays sparkled on the rippling water. At sunset 'twas a lake of fire.
Genre: Classical: Keyboard Music
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“Melody,  Harmony  and  Rhythm 
are  necessary  to create music
Music is everywhere we go and in everything we do.
The rhythms of music truly pace our very existence.
Nature possesses all three qualities of music, therefore;
I view and hear nature as a musical instrument.
These Pieces of Nature compositions are reflections of  the emotions that nature’s music has offered me. 
From the vast canvas of the blue ocean to the peaceful respite of a meadow, allow this music to take you
into the powerful world of nature’s own
        musical compositions.”

The Inspiration

Throughout his childhood, Walter lived near waterways and forested areas, and found solace in spending time
in these, and other settings of Mother Nature.
Intrigued by the rhythms he heard as the winds blew,
as the critters scurried, by the falling of misty rain,
he found musical motifs being hummed in his mind.
It wasn't’t until age 15 while sitting on the bank of a lake watching sunset, that he realized these melodic thoughts
should be stored for future exploration..
This Sunset was a musical experience,
and motifs were stored.

With no piano at the lakeside, he ‘saved’ his thoughts until he reached the piano keys, six hours later. Questioning his memory,  Walter was relieved to be humming the motifs again. After two hours of experimental development, he emerged with his first composition he called 'Lakefire'.

Musical influences of nature became an ever-present inspiration that allowed the rhythms of nature to inspire other compositions including “Butterfly Waltz”,
“Rhapsody for Ocean Blue”, Bubbling Spring,
Rain Waltz and others. Walter’s development of these musical motifs has resulted in a collection of refreshingly new pieces for piano that he is excited to share with others.
He calls this collection of nature-inspired,
'contemporary-classical' style compositions for piano "Pieces of Nature"


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