Sheet Music composed by Travis Lohmann
Portrait No. 5: Refractions is an intermediate selection by Travis Lohmann, paying tribute to the minimalistic stylings of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. The main focus of this piece is slow moving harmonic changes which gradually shift over time. Performers will enjoy the lyrical yet longing melody which gently plays over top the bed of simplistic yet increasingly interesting harmonies. Teachers can help students discover and analyze the changing harmonies throughout. A wonderful selection for both voice-leading and dynamics, this piece is a fine addition for both recital and concerts.
Digital Sheet Music
Refractions (Digital: Single User)
Refractions (Digital: Unlimited Reproductions)
About the composer
Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, Travis Lohmann is a composer for film and media. His music can be heard on various television networks including NBC Sports, Discovery, Oxygen, Lifetime, and Bravo, as well as the Dam Short Film Festival and the Laughlin International Film Festival. In addition to composing, Travis is an active performer and instrumental instructor. He holds a Bachelors of Music in Jazz Piano Performance and a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
You may also be interested in
Intermezzo in B
Intermezzo in B, composed by Rick Robertson, is an intermediate level solo in a neo-Romantic lyrical style. It is very effective in performance, and makes an excellent repertoire choice for a maturing pianist. It gives the growing performer experience in a less-frequently encountered key, and could be used as wedding or service music as well.
Something like Glass
Something like Glass, written by British composer, Joanne Griffiths is a study in consistent and even playing of triplets in the right hand, with changing clefs in the left hand that explore the outer areas of the keyboard. Intermediates will enjoy the essence of Philip Glass that flows through this evocative solo.
This is a wistful waltz by Jenny Walker, with a slightly quirky melody and steady waltz-like base line. The middle section has a deeper, more self-assured feel and switches to the major key. The piece is to be played with extreme sensitivity, especially at the end when the marionette finally runs out of steam.