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Changing Vistas

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more that what we could learn from books."
- John Lubbock
"Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you."
- David McCullough Jr.
Changing Vistas Video

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Changing Vistas

I am sure all of us at one time have been awestruck by a stunningly beautiful view from a mountain top or a sunset on a beach. At that moment, we all realize the power of nature - and it's uncanny ability to transform our surroundings into almost unfathomable grace and wonderment. This piece is dedicated to those moments in our lives....

The composition is arranged for a string orchestra and percussion. It evolves/transitions through a series of modulations and style changes reflective of the variety of scenic vistas in nature.

Rocky Mountains and Scenic Spots in the Northeast U.S.
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John Lubbock
John Lubbock
John Lubbock
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, 4th Baronet (1834-1913), known as Sir John Lubbock was an English banker, Liberal politician, philanthropist, scientist and polymath. Lubbock worked in his family company as a banker but made significant contributions in archaeology, ethnography, and several branches of biology. He coined the terms "Paleolithic" and "Neolithic" to denote the Old and New Stone Ages, respectively. He helped establish archaeology as a scientific discipline, and was also influential in nineteenth-century debates concerning evolutionary theory.
John Lubbock