Growing Toward the Light is a collection of pieces that Carol Wood began working on in a period of great sadness, when she and her husband discovered he was suffering from a kind of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s. Only a few of the thirteen pieces in the collection reflect the heartbreak and grief that followed, but, as Carol writes in her introduction, many musical friends encouraged her to try to keep playing and composing. Several of the pieces are dedicated to these friends, and many celebrate the beauty of trees or snow or even sleep. All the pieces are written in keys requiring no more than one sharp, and all are playable on full-sized lever harp or pedal harp. Minimal lever changes.
CONTAINS: Adagio in E Minor, The Long Parting, Threnos, For Isabella, Bonny Portmore, The Pine Tree, Hemlocks of the Far North, Aspen Dance, The Yew Tree Door, The Live Oak, Summoning Sleep, Brigid’s Snow, Growing Toward the Light.