Autumnal Colors    2011

     for wind band

It is very important for me to take my material and infuse it with as much emotion, color, and life as I can.  This piece became a collage, contrasting restless stillness with flowing motion, a simple, brief melody with morphing textures and a suspended sense of time.  Although I stenciled much color and vibrance, it really is up to the conductor and performers to paint hues on this canvas and breathe life into these shapes.  I hope that the performers enjoy connecting with these images, and that audiences enjoy listening to them.

Solitary Flute

Piccolo (doubling Flute)

Flute 1,2


Clarinet in B-flat 1,2,3

Bass Clarinet

Alto Saxophone 1,2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

Bassoon 1,2

Horn in F 1,2

Trumpets in B-flat 1,2,3

Trombone 1,2,3



2 Percussion


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