I get many of my composition ideas from nature...bird calls, wind, snow, sunlight and yes, waterfalls. I wrote the Inglis Falls Suite for piano last winter when I decided to really get back into composing. The suite is made up of two short pieces for intermediate piano and represents two contrasting types of water within the falls. The first is an even, calm flow of water that starts high and ends low. The second is bubbly, fast rushing water weaving its way downstream.
I love having this natural inspiration at my fingertips...I can hum a new melody on my walk home and write it down when I step in the door....warm my hands with a cup of coffee and keep scratching away with my pencil all morning. How lucky am I?