Illuminations

Have you ever wondered what a sunrise would sound like?  How would you hear that which you can only see?  This was the inspiration for the composing of this single movement orchestral work.  The experience of gradually increasing light has been transferred into a parallel experience of sound which emulates the progressive visual intensity through the continual thickening of the orchestral texture and the expansion of range and dynamic.  The goal was to create a subtly ever-changing soundscape which gradually increases in density and intensity until the realization of the sunrise at the conclusion of the work.


Instrumentation: 9/8/7/6/5 Strings, Double Woodwinds, 4 French Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion, Harp


Duration:  6 minutes


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