by Jack Stamp (Grade 4, 5:15)
While sitting in church, I listened to my wife play a prelude on “The Solid Rock.” Embarrassed to say, I spent most of the service singing (in my head) motives from the hymn tune and ways to manipulate the melody. This all coincided with a commission from the Viewmount High School Band (Bountiful, UT) and their conductor, Dan Chaston. The work was premiered on April 20, 2016 and is dedicated to my wife, LeAnn, who is my “solid rock”.
— Jack Stamp