Scène de Notre Dame (2022)
for Wind Ensemble
Composed December 2021 - January 2022
Grade 3 on Instrumental Grading Scale.
Hendrix College Wind Ensemble; Gretchen Renshaw James conducting – March 15, 2022
After the 2019 Notre Dame cathedral fire, I began thinking deeply about the musical history of the building and how thousands of people have worshiped there. In this piece, I depict this by utilizing organ-like textures and chant themes that symbolize what choirs could sing there. Overall, it's a portrait of the cathedral in all of its glory.