Winter fantasy for piano solo
Dedicated to Jane Van Dyk
Premiere—2005, by Elizabeth Wolff, Winchester, VA.
In a letter some years ago, Jane Van Dyk wrote to me of the winter doldrums: “My mother always called it the ‘januaries’ and tried to think of something fun to do.” Various impressions appear in the winter fantasy I call Januaries: alphorns I once heard on Lake Louise; bugling elk in Yellowstone, a solitary whistler, gusts of wind and crackling ice. Januaries was written for Jane’s January birthday in 1993.