Written for Matthew Brown and Maria Corley, When It Was Raining contains four short movements: Inside the Covered Bridge, A Tin Soldier's Life, Writing a Letter and Puddle Stomping:
What can a child do on a rainy day? Perhaps a visit to a covered bridge? Later, imagining the life of a tin soldier might be interesting. Writing a good letter would be something to do. Above all else, stomping in puddles might be just the thing. That's what this piece is about.
September 27, 2013: Matthew Brown, tuba with Maria Corley, piano, Sound Horizons Concert, Barshinger Center for the Performing Arts, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA.