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
In honor of Kay Ebert’s 2013 P.E.O. State Convention,
the new piano solo “My P.E.O. Sister” will be sold for $5 as
a convention fund raiser. This composition is the perfect gift
for a fellow P.E.O. sister or treat yourself to some inspiring
Presently this CD is Chapter BL’s fundraiser.
Below are some of the songs that will be heard at Convention this year.
Alice Bird Babb Cultural, Reader of Classics, Intellectual Mozartish
(composer note: Listen for her grand entrance at the end)
Hattie Briggs Bousquet Comforting, Note of Joy, Simplistic Elegant
Ella Stewart Social, Lively, Irish
Daisies This song was composed for Chapter BL in honor of all your support. Thank You!
Suela Pearson Penfield Musician, Flapper of the group, Rare Beauty Roaring 20’s
Alice Virginia Coffin Queenly, Warm Hearted, Fun Light
(composer note: This is the longest composition I had trouble getting this song to end)
Mary Allen Stafford Graceful, Motherly, Cheerful Flowing
I’m very honored to be responsible for the music at the P.E.O. State Convention this year at the Double Tree Hotel
on June 1st and 2nd! Please come by and say hello if you are attending. It will be a lot of fun this year!
Looking forward to playing many original piano solos.
I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new blog addition to my website. Check back for the latest news about where I’ll be playing, new music, etc.