Tobias Picker’s “Old and Lost Rivers” is a lovely, meditative piece, just under seven minutes long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg2iPEKzqwo I haven't heard the piano version but this orchestral version is so pretty.
Here are Picker’s notes (and press reviews) about the piece: http://tobiaspicker.com/riverspress.html He writes there: "Driving east from Houston along Interstate 10, you will come to a high bridge which crosses many winding bayous. These bayous were left behind by the great wanderings over time of the Trinity River across the land. When it rains the bayous fill with water and begin to flow. At other times -- when it is dry -- they evaporate and turn green in the sun. The two main bayous are called Old River and Lost River. Where they converge, a sign on the side of the highway reads: Old and Lost Rivers.
|Definitely not the I-10 bridge|
over the Trinity River, but an older one near
Dallas. This postcard is postmarked 1911
"I composed Old and Lost Rivers in the spring of 1986 in Houston as a tribute to my new home.....”