What a treat to have Jill Kremer be part of our Sisterhood’s 150th celebration! Our Tampa Reciprocity flew her in for our annual Founder’s Day luncheon where she gave us a concert of her original piano works, highlighting each of our seven Founders. She has captured their personalities in these pieces and gave us a little insight into each of these special women who began our extraordinary Sisterhood. May you feel their presence as Jill presents these lovely pieces to those fortunate to be in attendance at this amazing celebration!
Past State President Karen Steward was kind enough to give me a quote, “When I was looking for music for the Convention of Illinois State Chapter in 2012, I ordered the CD “The Piano Solos: A Tribute to P.E.O. Founders” from Jill. She had composed and performed the CD and it was beyond my expectations! I had a hard time deciding which beautiful melody I loved best! I chose to use “Ella Stewart” as a processional and “Suela Pearson Penfield” as a recessional. I still listen to my CD today and it still brings me peace and. Thank you, Jill, for sharing your talents! “
It has been my great pleasure to be in contact with Tammy Laird,
who is the Great Great Granddaughter of Hattie. She received the
Founder’s Sheet Music a number of years ago. Here is what she said,
” I was the pianist for the Kansas State Convention this past June. I shared all seven of the Founders pieces that you had composed. They were very well received…our Sisters loved them!! “
Thank you for the support Tammy!
This lovely maternal melody will provide a wonderful quiet moment in your day.
This uplifting ditty is bursting with energy.
It sparkles with delicate patterns, as only diamonds would do.
This poignant little somber tune is delicately crafted to inspire thoughtfulness.
It is just one of the 56 songs on the album Deck of Cards on itunes.
Here are 54 short tunes for each card.
Each Ace melody is a sassy quick catchy theme.
The 2s are quiet and tender.
The 3s are lovely and expansive.
The 4s are intelligent and intricate.
The 5s are slow and beautiful.
The 6s are romantic and pensive.
The 7s are interesting and involved.
The 8s are poignant and delicate.
The 9s are mysterious and dramatic. The 10s are spicy and fun.
The Jacks have a jazz flavor.
The Queens are amazing and touching.
The Kings are majestic and regal.
The Colorful Joker is very whimsical and playful.
The Black and White Joker is the grand Finale!
I’m looking forward to going to visit my P.E.O. sisters in Tampa Bay, Florida and giving a concert on February 17th.
This will be the third state that I perform the Founder’s Program, Washington and Pennsylvania being the other two.
An additional bonus is that I will be staying with a descendant of Alice Bird Babb, one of the founders!
These ten dramatic piano solos capture the essence of beloved characters in literature.
From the high energy of young Amy, to the poignant melancholy of Beth, to the riveting
gallop of spirited Jo, to the sophisticated beauty of Meg, these songs emulate The Little Women. Minnehaha, Evangeline and Ramona works unfold their epic tragedies.
And finally, from The Yearling, from a delicate cripple neighbor boy to the giant grizzly bear, to the daunting storm, these spectacular piano works will leave the listener inspired.