Eastern Neck Island

Roger M. Aldridge

About this work:

Eastern Neck Island is a jazz lullaby.

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is a magical place in Maryland. Located at the mouth of the Chester River as it enters the Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Neck Island is a wintering habitat for thousands of waterfowl (including the tundra swan) that migrate each year to the Bay. During a visit to the island I experienced a sense of maternal protection extending over the woods and marshes. This feeling inspired me to write a lullaby. It was originally in a traditional style. However, I decided to take the music in a different direction. Keeping the diatonic melody, I reharmonized the tune with contemporary chords.  Recorded by David Arivett.  

Year composed: 1989
Duration: 00:00:00
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice
Instrumentation notes: Lead sheet format.

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