by Jen Smith Lanthier
Cottage Country (12 Intermediate Piano Pieces) is a charming collection of reflective pieces from the composer’s experiences growing up in Bruce Country, Ontario. The eleven solos and one duet range in style from ballads such as Sauble Sunset and Southampton Song to rag (Ring-billed Rag) and blues (Break Wall Blues), as well as impressionistic (Lunar Eclipse) and romantic (Moonlit Paddle). The duet Snowfall on Saugeen is a gentle character piece with shared melodies and equal difficult between parts.
All ages will play cover to cover – ideal recreational, examination, recital or festival repertoire.