Remembrances–Volume 1: Debussy
By Kelly Via
Commissioned by Kathleen Osborne
for the West Michigan Flute Orchestra Darlene Dugan, Music Director and dedicated to the memory of her husband Brad Osborn
Debussy is the first movement or Remembrances. Brad Osborn, who attended all of the WMFO's comcerts was an accomplished pianist with a passion for teching the joy of music to his young students. Kathy felt a desire to honor Brad with music he especially enjoyed and asked Kelly Via to write a piece based on the piano compositions of his favorite composers: Claude Debussy, Camille Saint-Saens, and Scott Joplin. Both Kathy and Kelly agreed that the work should not be a transcription but rather an “interpretation” of Brad's favorite compositions.