A slow tempo-ed, descriptive and sad piece with some
motion. Very nuanced, describing
4) Cloud City 3:42
Named for Leadville Colorado, inspirational, uplifting and thematic evoking the
sky at 10,000 feet. Medium tempo.
7) Ruins by Arches 5:22
Named for Arches National Monument in Utah, it has
an Americana feel with a lot
of motion, a fast tempo,
and blues elements.
8) Shack by the Winds 4:19
Named for the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming.
It has a medium slow tempo, is
spacious. has a sense
of direction and an Americana sound.
9) Skiing Down 3:58
Very fast evoking a serious ski run, very rhythmic with
a sense of high drama.
11) Sunlight on the Crystal 4:07
Describing the Crystal River near Aspen, Colorado, this
music is meditative,
positive, relaxing and uplifting.
14) Wild Babies of the Rio Grande 8:45
This piece describes a series of encounters with baby
wild animals one spring
near the Rio's headwaters. It has a long development of alternating themes, is
childlike, and evokes a sense of wonder.
This music evokes the mating ritual of Sandhill Cranes
in Springtime. With a medium tempo it is thematic,
positive, inspirational and whimsical.
17) Desert Spring 4:48
A celebration of spring, the music has motion and a
sense of purpose, is rhythmic with an uplifting quality.
18) Drowns the Wind 5:05
This music has strong themes, medium tempo with much rubato,
is somewhat dark, very dramatic and emotionally descriptive.
19) Elk Crossing
Describes an herd of Elk crossing a road; it is funny, bluesy,
25) Rio Del Corazon 3:13
This moderato music is flowing, dramatic, introspective yet
uplifting. Meditative, and full of love.
26) Storm King 4:13
Like the namesake mountain, the music is dark with
pensive rays of light.
27) The Far View 5:17
The title track to Allan's most current solo album is a structured,
slowish piece that is uplifting, fulfilling, and improvisational.
28) The Shadow of the Divide 3:48
The Continental Divide, that is. It is aggressive, bluesy and
darkly mood-setting. Think stormy weather at 14,00 feet.