Beacon of the Bay

for Piano Trio

Stacy Garrop (composer)


  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Piano
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Responding to a commission from the Newport Music Festival, Stacy Garrop turned to the historic lighthouse at Castle Hill as the inspiration for BEACON OF THE BAY for piano trio, honoring and celebrating a distinctive fixture of the coastal community’s culture. The piece achieves a remarkably dramatic arch for its small stature, from colorful, effervescent effects and delicate textures, to grand and sweeping ensemble gestures. Throughout, Garrop translates the lighthouse’s various characteristics and duties into sound: we hear it as a solitary beacon against the vastness of the empty sea, the play of waves around its base, yachts passaging gracefully on a calm day, and its steadfast, illuminating presence through a violent storm.
SKU: 114-42336
Ensemble: Piano Trio
Duration: 8:30
Commission Notice: Beacon of the Bay is commissioned by the Newport Music Festival for Boston Trio's July 2021 performance in Newport, RI in honor of Suzanna Robinson Laramee for her extraordinary contributions and dedication to the legacy of the Festival.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 48
UPC: 6-80160-68628-5
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