2021 Second Place High School Music

"Reflections" by Hannah Hobson, Caddo Magnet High
(Teacher: Deborah Morehead)

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Composer's Statement

Through deliberate silences and reverent melodic and harmonic lines, the lyrics and instrumentation of this piece encourage an introspective contemplation on the importance of keeping history alive as a lesson for ourselves and future generations. The instrumentation and voicing consists of a female voice, oboe, and piano. These components are the currents of the meditative tone, and they allow motion within the piece as the theme of the lyrics progresses. The key change in the second half represents the potential for a hopeful reality in which history is audibly memorialized and learned from.