Spring Intermezzo

Exhilaration is the Breeze
That lifts us from the Ground
And leaves us in another place
Whose statement is not found --

Returns us not, but after time
We soberly descend
A little newer for the term we spent
Upon Enchanted Ground --
          – Emily Dickinson

A feeling of exhilaration accompanies the arrival of spring.  I found this feeling expressed musically in Betty Jackson King's “Spring Intermezzo,” a piano piece I discovered after hearing it played frequently in recent months on my local classical station WCLV FM.

It was recorded on the album Black Renaissance Women by Dr. Samanthe Ege.  I found the printed music at Jacksonian Press.  I've enjoyed playing this piece, as well as the three other compositions in the compilation Four Seasonal Sketches.  



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