This late intermediate to advancing solo captures joy and sorrow, longing and hope.
The Shadow Passes
The Shadow Passes is a late intermediate to advancing piano solo that captures the depth of human emotion from the saddest moments to the most full and glorious moments we have as humans.
This piece was composed out of the depths of my pain and joy, my sorrows and longings. I hope its beauty captures your imagination and emotions in a unique and beautiful way.
What is the story behind The Shadow Passes?
This is yet another example of retroactive inspiration for me. This piece truly came from the depths of my soul. I did not know exactly what it was about until after it was finished. I didn’t have a title yet and I just kept playing it, crying each time I played. And yet, I didn’t understand from where it came. Then a dear friend of mine’s sister passed away. Her sister had some disabilities like my brother and when I heard about her passing, I knew immediately that this was what the piece was about.
Ravi Zacharias talks about a story where a father was attempting to explain the death her mother to his daughter. The father could not begin to explain death to his daughter. But as they were driving to the funeral, he saw a large tractor trailer truck in the intersection passing in front of them. He asked his daughter, “If you had to be run over, would you rather it be by the truck or by its shadow?” He goes on to explain the analogy, but it is a beautiful illustration of how even though death affects those of us who remain in painful ways, those who pass through the shadow of death are not injured by the passing. Rather, they can be ushered into an unimaginable beauty.
This piece doesn’t begin to capture the beauty that that comes after the shadow passes, but I hope it’s a glimpse of how the sorrow and sadness, and joy and longs mingle together into a beautiful tapestry.
What level is The Shadow Passes?
The Shadow Passes can be played by a late intermediate or advancing pianist. The smallest rhythmic value in the piece is the sixteenth note. This piece falls easily under the hands and can easily be played by a pianist with small hands.
What is the difference between the single and studio license?
If you purchase the studio license, you can print and use the piece for yourself and as many students to whom you directly teach the piece. The single license can only be used by one person at any time and is not transferrable even when that person is done with the piece.
Free mp3 with studio license purchase
When you purchase the studio license, you will receive an mp3 of this piece to enjoy or use to help you learn the piece.
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