Solo piano Intermediate Piano

Snake In The Pond

One hot summer I was astonished and scared to see a grass snake cooling off in our garden pond. I watched, both horrified and fascinated, as it rose up from the depths and then disappeared again. Here I portray the sense of the hazy summer afternoon as I peacefully watched the tiny movements of fish in the pond, contrasted with the fear and excitement of seeing the snake appear.

Inspired by childhood memories, Snake In The Pond is part of a collection of pieces for intermediate piano, Day Time Impressions. They complement my earlier works, Night Time Impressions.