I know it might be considered bad form by some to play two waltzes in a row, but I’m going to let the chips fall where they may. I wrote On a Snowy Day when I was in junior high school, about 14 or 15 years old. School had been cancelled for snow, and I was fiddling around in the living room. I was looking out the window at the snow when this tune came to me.
The A part is a little bit melancholy and in a minor key, and the sun shines through in the B part with a major outburst. It returns to the minor key at the end of the B part for a little bit of reminiscence.
We went to the Ice Castles at Silverthorne yesterday, and of course I wanted to record my fiddle tune from there. Since it was 9 degrees (Fahrenheit) when we were there, I decided to record it at the Nepal Restaurant where we ate dinner – much safer for my fiddle which once belonged to my great grandfather.
The beautiful photos of the Ice Castles are courtesy of Colorado Photographer, Christina Gressianu. And, since Windows Movie Maker is seriously limited, she helped lay the photos over the video with iMovie. Thanks!