IMAGINE MUSIC PUBLISHING
It is my hope that this compositions will provide students with songs that they will enjoy learning to play, and provide other music educators with a teaching tool that can be used in helping to motivate and encourage their students.
BUTTERFLIES - (flute duet)
The composition Butterflies was written for my middle school flute students, at Madison County Central School, Madison, Florida. It is dedicated to my sisters Nancy Arias of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Sandi Dorsey of Madison, Florida. For over 50 years we have shared the rich blessings of music, family and faith with one another. The unbreakable bond that we share together continues to inspire me and I am truly thankful and abundantly blessed to have them as my sisters.
FRENCH HORN SOLOS
The composition was inspired by Psalm 150:6 NLT - “Let everything that breathes sing praises to the LORD! Praise the LORD!”
"FRESH AIR" is dedicated to Clarence Day, my first French horn teacher. I am so very grateful to him for his encouragement and patience with me for over five years of instruction.
FRESH AIR 1:350:00/1:35
The word “homage” is defined as “dutiful respect; reverence; honor” that is shown or expressed publicly. "HOMAGE" was inspired by Matthew 19:19, and is dedicated to my mom and dad. They were both powerful influences in my life, and demonstrated throughout their lifetime to our family what it means to sacrifice for the ones that you love.
Gary Gazlay Music and Publishing
The composition "GREEN PASTURES," was written for French horn, and was inspired by Psalm 23:2 - “He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters.”
"GREEN PASTURES" is dedicated to my sister Nancy Arias of Scottsdale, Arizona. I am truly thankful and abundantly blessed to have her as my sister.
GREEN PASTURES 2:190:00/2:19
The composition "WHISPERS," was inspired by Psalm 107:29 (NIV) and is dedicated to Dr. Kristen Johns, who is an Associate Professor of Music at Valdosta (GA) State University. I was privileged to study with her for over a year, while I was a middle school instrumental teacher in Madison, Florida. Kristen inspired me, and I am so very grateful to her for imparting to me some of her vast knowledge of music and the French horn. I am a better teacher and musician today because of her positive influence in my life.