Looking forward to debuting this new piano solo this weekend!
The Heart, The Gift, The Legacy
January 21st: The Today in New York Celebrating 150 of P.E.O.
January 26th: Founder’s Day Program at the Seattle Yacht Club
May 31st: Washington State Convention in Vancouver, Wa.
September 12th – 14th: P.E.O. Sesquicentennial in Desmoines, IA.
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!
This exercise is chalk full of uplifting, inspiring, phrases with a positive frolic down to some sprightly splashes at the end.
This short composition romps happily up the keyboard. At the apex of this
pink wave listen for the burst of joy which spirals down the piano.
According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “Wonderment” means a feeling of being surprised or amazed.
Wonderment of Our World is a CD of piano solos which captures that feeling of surprise.
These compositions reflect the natural cycle of the year. This album begins with the Winter Solstice and ends with the October Full Moon. Each piano solo uniquely portrays these various occurrences. One example is in Fall Equinox, one can visualize the leaves blowing around while listening to happy playful phrases. In the song Zenith, riveting runs sweep up the piano and burst into silence,much like a star pinnacle in the sky.
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Alice Bird Babb was one of seven founders of P.E.O. and was known as the reader of classics, being cultural, intellectual and “Mozartish” which can be heard in her song.
A beautifully crafted Mozart like piano solo. A grand, confident composition filled with intricate, delicate touches. Get swept away by the memorable melody. The song closes with a grand entrance!
Pianist Jill Kremer’s Musical Composition of the Seven Founders
In a telephone interview, Jill Kremer, a member of P.E.O. Chapter
BL, Seattle, Washington, shared the following. The inspiration for what
was to eventually be named, “Sister Eternal”, was composed in honor of
her mother-in-law, Elizabeth Raymond, a P.E.O. that encouraged Jill to
become a member. Shortly after Jill was initiated Elizabeth became very ill
and passed away. Elizabeth knew that Jill was writing her a musical composition
before she died. It is very reflective, often used for a memorial.
It was after this event that Jill decided to write a musical composition
for each of the seven sisters and a piece called, Daisies, for her chapter
in honor of their support. It took one year for Jill to complete the music for
the seven sisters. After studying each of the personalities of the seven sisters
she began her work, interpreting each sister’s personality and putting it to
music. The CD begins with:
Alice Bird Babb who was a reader of classics, an intellectual and very
like Mozart, according to her research. The listener is encouraged to listen for
Alice’s’ grand entrance at the end.
Hattie Briggs Bousquet, is identified as comforting, a leader, the first
to propose sisterhood, elegant, simplistic. Her music is slow, haunting
and romantic, according to Jill.
Ella Stewart, is a lively person and
very social, also Irish like Jill.
Suela Pearson Penfield, is a musician and flapper of the group, so her
music revolves around the Roaring 20’s.
Alice Virginia Coffin’s piece is queenly, warm hearted, fun and waltzlike.
Jill had a difficult time ending this one.
Franc Roads and it is like her, strong, vigorous, a dramatic march
Mary Allen Stafford, is a motherly person, graceful and cheerful. Her music
is described as flowing, easy listening and soft.
Daisies, is whimsical, contemporary and fast.
Jill’s music has been used in three state conferences, Washington, Illinois
and Ohio. We are the first chapter in North Carolina to order her music. Jill
is a performing pianist that has toured throughout the United States. I encouraged
her to consider a tour in North Carolina so we could enjoy her talent.
Norma Eckard, Chair
Composed and Performed by
Jill Kremer, Chapter BJ-WA