A Stroll in the Park

A Stroll in the Park is a piece in the tradition of ‘walking’ music (such as the Promenade from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition or Gershwin’s Walking the Dog from Shall we Dance?). It strives to describe the joyful benefits of a relaxing walk in a city park on a summer Sunday afternoon.

The phrase ‘a walk in the park’ or ‘a stroll in the park’ can mean “something comparatively easy” and this is a clue to how the piece should be played – in a relaxed, carefree and laidback manner.