The Mystery of Winter

Zoe Robb

Grade 5, The Grammar School, Putney, VT

"The Mystery of Winter in A minor is a song for violin, cello, viola, and bass. It is about the season of winter in Vermont. It is describing the heart of winter, in the midst of a heavy snowstorm. Close your eyes and imagine: the power has just gone out and you are sort of scared but don't want to show it. You are thinking about all the creepy stuff you heard today and are wondering if it is true. You are thinking about all the stuff in the world that you don't know. You are questioning the meaning of life itself. Then the power comes back on and you forget all about your deep thinking and get on with life. Until the next time the power goes out..."

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