Passages of Joy (2017, rev. 2018)
Composed October - December 2017, revised 2018
Scoring: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 2 Percussion, Harp and Strings
Recorded in reading session with TCU Symphony Orchestra and the composer conducting on May 1, 2018
South Bend Symphony Orchestra; Alastair Willis conducting - January 21, 2019
Passages of Joy was composed in late 2017 and revised in early 2018. This bright and luminous concert opener was conceived in a dream. This piece looks at the brilliant and optimistic side of life, in contrast with most of my pieces which are dark and autobiographical.