White Pines was inspired by the energy, crispness and majesty of these snow covered trees in the winter months near my home in New York. It is scored for solo marimba with both keyboard and battery percussion.
White Pines is originally the 2nd movement to a larger 3 movement work titled Home Trilogy and is dedicated to and commissioned by the internationally renowned percussion group Nexus. It was premoered on a concert dedicated to sustainability and environmental awareness at the Eastman School of Music on May 1st, 2015
This sextet version of White Pines was orchestrated for the Inaugural All Star International Collegiate Percussion Ensemble performance at PASIC 2015.