Tunes on Tuesday: Snowfall

Why this tune?

When you’re looking for inspiration for a new song, there’s always the weather. This song was inspired by the snowstorm that blanketed Washington, DC earlier this month. I saw an opportunity to try out some creative ways to describe the snow in words and music, and capture some of the sense of quiet on the empty streets as the snow fell. Please check out the lyrics and let me know if you think the experiment succeeded.

This is the second song I’ve written about the snow. The first was Snow Day, which I recorded for Aaron Myers’ holiday project Snowing In Vegas in 2015.

Barbara Papendorp and I will premiere the song with the lyrics at Bistrot Lepic this week.
I plan to record that and share it so you can hear the vocal version. In the meantime, you can hear the full piano track below.


Can you hear the music of the snowfall 
Maybe just a whisper as it lands 
Catch a drifting star 
See it melting in your hand 

Can you see the colors in the snowfall 
Hiding in the shadows of the white 
Watch the gentle glow 
See it brighten up the night 

The world slows down 
No need to speak 
The snow builds up 
On silent streets 
Without a sound 
The world at peace

Watch the story

Check it out!

Complete piano track

Published by Oren Levine

Jazz pianist and composer from Washington, DC. Also a digital product and technology consultant currently working with nonprofit cllients

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