• Piano Solos

    Reflection II

    This started out so simple. By the time I finished it, I was quite pleased. I almost chose to change the name because when I reflect, there isn’t as much action. But I stuck with the name. If it gets a little busy for your hands to keep up, drop some notes. It’s easily done. If the octaves are an issue, I apologize. It sounds best using full octaves.

  • Piano Solos,  Recital

    Dancing On the Water

    A week of quarantine because of a positive Covid test turned out to be a lot of fun for me. I had recorded this little piece to “return to later”, a few months ago. It was nothing more than a theme, but I labeled it “fun to play”. I don’t think I would change that opinion now that it is finished. It’s really fun to play! I can see the drops of water bouncing off a smooth body of water at the beginning. It’s not a ferocious rain; just gentle. Then it picks up the pace only to run down at the end of the piece. I had a little…

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    Quarantine Haunt 2020

    I’m not going to lie. Being in somewhat of a lockdown for Covid-19 in 2020 was a weird experience for all of us. I wasn’t fearful or sad other than my tiny mother was so isolated from me, her caregiver, and being able to freely leave her room. I was having the “time out” I have dreamed of all my adult life. I had plenty to keep me busy. This song is another melody that would not quit rattling in my head until I committed it to paper. It’s fun to play and almost has a jazzy feel to it. I play it that way, anyway.

  • Piano Arrangement,  Piano Solos,  Sacred

    Beautiful Zion – Piano Solo

    This arrangement of a Restoration Hymn was part of a project I have been privileged to work on with my brother-in-law, John Lloyd. We both hope something comes of it someday. You will note there is also an arrangement with strings on this site. I couldn’t leave it alone, and rewrote it for piano. I’m a pianist first. Although I love strings, I don’t necessarily hear them when I’m writing music.

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    Is there anyone who was not somehow changed from Covid? It did not come knocking at our door, but I was definitely behind that door doing things I’d struggled to find time to do before Covid. This melody haunted me for a few days and I finally got it to paper. What else could it be called? “Isolation” seemed to be very fitting.

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    I have always felt like my 50’s were my prime. I had a new road bike and I loved riding west in the miles and miles of fields that have since become multi-family housing. This song was written sometime after such a ride and I was feeling so invigorated. I think the song reflects that feeling.

  • Connie's Corner,  Piano Solos

    One Moment in Time

    It was 2010 and there were still exciting times in our lives, i.e. grandbabies and marriages. When you have a “moment” it is etched indelibly on your mind and you know you’ll never forget it. This song was a result of a “moment” in my time. I took that moment to my piano. It came quite easily.

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    This song evolved as our grandchildren started coming. They somehow seemed to love dancing while I played the piano. In order to actually play, I had to keep their little hands off the piano keyboard. This song usually would accomplish that task. They could be entertained dancing to this melody for a very long time. Fun times; fun memories!

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    Happy Song in 6/8 Time

    If I was still teaching piano, this would be a fun one to give to an intermediate piano student. There isn’t much to say about it other than it was another melody that begged to be written. The year 2009 was a very good year for me, and the joy I experienced was manifest in my musical creations.

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    Better Part of Me

    For years I have wanted to write a love song that expressed how I feel about my eternal companion who has always been like a knight in shining armor to me. He rescues me on a daily basis and is the most patient, compassionate and friendly person I’ve ever known. Yet, this masterpiece of a song I dream of writing eludes me. I found this “gem” sitting in my files. Apparently, I tried my hand at a love song in 2009. It’s been sitting on my computer all this time. I still hear the words repeated “Better Part of Me” throughout the song. Clyde really is the better part of…

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    Beautiful Summer Day

    This had the beginnings of being named “Bless Me with Faith Not to Fear”. Because lyrics just wouldn’t come, it became a Beautiful Summer Day. I’ve mentioned it before, but the hills where I walk bring me inspiration nearly every time I’m alone in them. Not all ideas are good, but this one stuck. Fast forward to 2021 and I received an amazing email from someone I didn’t know. He found this in my Website before it disappeared, so it’s been around a while. He played it in his congregation last week, complete with a video presentation of beautiful summer day images. He definitely made my summer day that day!

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    I loved riding my road bike. When our youngest left on his mission, I was free to pursue this love. I also happened to be enrolled in college music classes, so music was a big deal at the time. My desire was to be able to ride with my husband on some of his epic rides. One of those was climbing over the top of American Fork Canyon and down Provo Canyon. I can’t say I actually rode “with” Clyde, but we were on the same ride. He was a much stronger climber and would wait for me at the top before heading down the other side. I had time…

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    Forest Walk

    Time marches on and all I can say about this is that it was written in the days I was discovering all the wonderful trails in Alpine. I would frequently come home from those walks with a melody in my head. Apparently, on this particular I took the time to capture it on paper.

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    Because of Love

    Someone offered to pay me to do something that I would only do because I love someone. That was the seedbed for this piece of music that tried hard to be a vocal solo. I liked playing it as a piano solo, and moved on.

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    Morning Walk

    When we moved to Alpine, I instantly fell in love with the trails and roads available for walks and hikes. One morning I was feeling particularly touched by it all and this melody came into focus with my pace. I had to commit it to paper.

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    Quiet Nights

    My husband did a lot of traveling at the time this song was written, and our children were young. Nights were always the hardest to get through and my piano was my companion on those nights. This would be a fun piano peace to use as a piano teacher for students. It’s not all that difficult but would be a great recital piece.

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    There Are No Guarantees

    This is a piano solo that has a story.  I was newly divorced and the Singles Representative in my ward.  I was talking with another sister in my ward that was going through a really tough divorce.  Hers was a covenant marriage – another way of saying for eternity.  Her husband had been unfaithful and left her.  I spent a full hour listening to her story and when I hung up, I was grieved.  How could that be?  I thought marriage in the temple was forever; eternal – certainly that had been the case with my parents and both my grandparents.  As I pondered this most heart-breaking story, I found…

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    Look at the date inside the Copyright! This was the very beginning of my music writing experience. I know beyond any doubt that I was highly involved in music before coming to this earth. I had no experience writing music, and certainly no schooling. This was during the time I was divorced and had time to enjoy my piano. Once I realized writing music was a “one-note-at-a-time” effort, it became easier and easier. In those days, I had few tools. Actually, a pencil and manuscript paper were my tools. If I made a mistake, I used White-Out. Those were the days!  (Obviously, I have rewritten it with a computer since…