Snowfall at Dusk

Aaron Fryklund (composer)


  • Violin 1
  • Violin 2
  • Violin 3 (Viola T.C.)
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Contrabass


This elegant and nostalgic piece depicts gentle snow falling as twilight fades on a winter’s eve. The legato theme is heard in several sections, featuring a flowing accompaniment. Rich harmonies, slurs, and sustained pedal-tone pitches allow students to work on playing with good tone and bow control. The contrasting staccato section sparkles like snowflakes in the golden sun, with easy meter changes and a playful syncopated feel. In a quiet finale, the piece ends with a soft diminuendo reflecting the last rays of sunlight, vanishing over the darkening horizon.
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Grade: 2
Duration: 2:22
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Series: CF Young String Orchestra (YAS)
Product Type: Score and Parts
Weight: 0.6 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-91633-7
ISBN: 978-1-4911-5775-6
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