Vermont was inspired by the great amount of time that I have spent in the state of Vermont visiting with my family. The state of Vermont has always been a very important part of my life and to an extent I consider it my second home. The initial theme played by the first cello is of great importance throughout the piece and is a chant that comes from the Catholic mass. This theme is reminiscent of the old, small town New England churches that I have attended with my family as well as a representation of the importance of Catholicism in my family. The music itself is not meant to be strictly programmatic; however it is meant to evoke images of the beautiful green mountains, the small picturesque New England towns, the farms, the wildlfe, as well as the people that I have experienced in Vermont.
Baxter '07, Brian, "Vermont (Honors)" (2007). Compositions. Paper 12.