A great piece by one of Eric Kobb's students at Cooperative Middle School in NH.
Here are his composer program notes:
I called my piece Vibrant Spring Day because that’s what it reminded me of. The main melody is bright and bouncy, like a sunny Spring day. I didn’t particularly have that in mind when I was composing it but that was just how it turned out. The process that my peers and I used was quite simple. We first started out with writing a short 4 measure tune. Then we turned that into 8 measures by copying the first 4 and tweaking them a bit. That was our A section. We then repeated the process to make a B section and second A section that mirrored the first. We then wrote melody pieces, added instruments, dynamics, and articulation. I think that I learned a lot about music through this process. I learned that while a lot of the process of making music comes from a system, you still need that initial spark of inspiration, something that sounds good to you in order to make the piece function. If your first 4 measures don’t sound good, the whole piece won’t sound good. Thank you for taking your time to hear my piece and I hope you enjoy it.