- original tunes, scores and lyrics -
- Please use your device in landscape view, for optimal viewing -

The Gift of Sunshine

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves."
 - James Matthew Barrie

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air..."
 - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunshine emerging through the clouds...
Sunshine emerging through the clouds...

(click to expand/collapse)

The Gift of Sunshine

Who can’t forget the joy when beams of sunshine finally burst through a long-lasting gray and dreary cloudy sky? Soon the dark clouds disappear and the sky transforms into a bright cheery blue. The sunlight bathes the fields and forests with a golden warmth and everything around you becomes more vivid and green.

Music:
This two part composition is meant to evoke the transformation from cloudy and gray to sunny and bright. A slow and somber intro transitions to a bright and cheery bossa nova.

The piece features two different Native American flutes. Although the higher flute is more of a toy souvenir than a truly professional instrument (there are inherent intonation problems) it nevertheless adds a welcome new tonal color to the piece.

Instrumentation:

  • Native American Flutes: G minor (intro) , Bb major (bossa nova section)
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Assorted percussion (intro)
  • Drum Kit (bossa nova section)
Native American Flute - Gm
Native American Flute - Gm
Native American Flute - small
Native American Flute -small
James Matthew Barrie
James Matthew Barrie
Sir James Matthew Barrie
Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860 – 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them.
James Matthew Barrie
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society.
Ralph Waldo Emerson