The four movements of Oregon: Pacific Wonderland portray some of the sights of this special state. "Mount Hood" is simple and majestic, beginning with triads and gradually expanding to fuller chords. It is melodic, with light eighth-note motion throughout. "Portland, City of Roses" is in D major and requires a gentle lilting touch. Appealing harmonies and varied articulations are found throughout. Specific pedal markings require careful attention, and fluctuating dynamics provide charm. "Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo" is a jaunty G major piece with a C major middle section. It has a quick, steady tempo, and mixed articulations between hands. "Coastal Oregon" depicts a foggy day on the coast by exploring impressionist sounds. An intense middle section and flowing lines contribute to this piece's uniqueness.
|Portland, City of Roses|
|Pendleton Round-Up Rodeo|