Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

Snowdrift, for harp and piano (2017) – 5'

Snowdrift takes the commonalities of the harp and piano to weave them around each other in similar patterns, while also bringing out their differences — the harp’s greater ease with harmonics and the piano’s greater ease with repeating notes, the harp’s softer attack and the piano’s wider range. It returns repeatedly to the floating harmony from which it begins, and to a reflective melody often split between the harp and piano.

Recording and score

Recording by Rosanna Moore, harp; Sean William Calhoun, piano