Seasons - Songbook
Small Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Small Ensemble English Horn,Guitar,Oboe,Piano - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.859671

Composed by Sydney Stevens. 20th Century,Concert,Contemporary,New Age. Score and parts. 83 pages. Sydney Stevens, Water Music #3089173. Published by Sydney Stevens, Water Music (A0.859671).

Seasons - Songbook
All 14 piano-based instrumentals from the album "Seasons" 
"Seasons Suite" for Piano & English Horn/Oboe (Colors Change, Autumn Wind, Signs of Winter, Clouds/Rain, Snow, Sparrow's Song, July, Season's Reprise). Arranged in Full Score. 
Summit for Guitar & piano. Arranged in Full Score.
Piano Solos: Waning Star, The Return, First Touch, Reach for the Stars, Dawn 
[Note: All songs in this collection are available for purchase on this site as individual files too. See individual songs for audio samples.]
All compositions by Sydney Stevens (ASCAP)

Sounds like: David Nevue, Paul McCandless, Liz Story, George Winston, Scott Cossu, Christine Brown, Laura Sullivan, A la Windham Hill

From Album: "Seasons"

Mood: Flowing, heartfelt, comforting with classical and jazz overtones.

Musical Traits: 
Contemporary Classical (tonal with strong themes), New Age acoustics, Romantic, Easy listening.
Late intermediate to early advanced in level
[Note: Individual songs can be sampled &/or purchased separately on this site.]

Sydney Stevens music is available on: Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Whisperings Solo Piano
Radio, AllMusic

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Review of "Seasons" CD by Kathy Parsons (
"Seasons is a beautiful collection of original pieces by pianist/composer Sydney Stevens. Some of the pieces are solo piano and others feature duets with Mitch Iimori on English horn, oboe, and guitar (but not all at the same time!). The two musicians are obviously exceptionally comfortable and in tune with each other, and the results can be stunning. Very classical in scope and structure, the music is reflective of the natural surroundings of Ms Stevens’ home in the Colombia Gorge region of northern Oregon. The first eight of the fourteen tracks make up the "Seasons Suite," a group of lyrical compositions inspired by the various times of year in a remote area of eastern Oregon. The other six pieces also have themes of nature and serenity.

The "Seasons Suite" begins with "Colors Change," obviously about the transition of summer into fall, but also about the concept of change as we grow. Reflective and subdued, the interplay between Stevens’ piano and Iimori’s oboe is effortless and flowing. "Autumn Wind" picks up the pace a bit, but continues the easy flow, bringing images of leaves swirling in the ceaseless wind of that area. "Signs of Winter" is a bit darker and more mysterious. Iimori is a big fan of Paul McCandless, and that musician’s influence is very strongly heard in these first three pieces - a very good thing!

In "Clouds," Iimori switches from oboe to English horn. This duet with the piano is a dramatic musical depiction of the gathering clouds and anticipation of a coming thunder storm. I really like it a lot! "Snow" is tranquility set to music. "Sparrow’s Song" brings us to the beginnings of spring - the freshness in the air, and the joyful songs of birds in the yard. "July" reflects the laziness of a hot summer day. "Season’s Reprise" brings together the themes from the various seasons, creating a lovely closing to the Suite. On "Summit," Iimori trades his woodwinds for guitar in a gentle, sweeping duet with the piano.

"Waning Star" is a gorgeous piano solo that has a peaceful grace and quiet serenity - a favorite. "Reach For the Stars" is a piano solo that has an uplifting.

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