Duration 6 1/2 min
Following the shut down of Wind Ensembles around the world due to Covid-19 in 2020, the eventual reemergence of performances for our genre will be somewhat of a renewal of our art form. It presents an opportunity to reconnect with our musicians and audiences all over the world, and this renewal was at the front of my mind when composing this optimistic and forward-moving concert opener. Every section of the ensemble has a key role here, but none more so than percussion and Piano who provide momentum and rhythmic drive throughout the work. I hope you will find the piece to be uplifting and hopeful of the renewal of Wind Ensemble music as we come out of Covid-19 and back to a more familiar way of celebrating our art.
Instrumentation: Picc, Fl 1 2, Ob 1 2, Cor Ang, Bsn 1 2, CBsn, Cl 1 2 3, Bs Cl, A Sx 1 2, T Sx, B Sx, F Hn 1 2 3 4, Tpt 1 2 3, Tbn 1 2, B Tbn, Euph, Tba 1 2, Dbl Bs, Tymp, Perc, BD, Tt, Cym, Glock, Mar, Vib, Piano.