Rhapsody (2018)

Wind Ensemble: picc.2.2(II=eh).ecl.3cl.acl.bcl.bn.cbn-2ax.tx.bx-4.3.2crt.2.btb.1-cel-db-perc(4): chi/sd/bd/lscym/vib/glk/ltam/mar

Total Duration: 9'15"

Single movement work

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Listen to a recording of a 2-piano reduction of the Rhapsody via Soundcloud

Recording performed by Valerie Hsu and Teodora Adzharova

The Rhapsody is dedicated to my good friend the violist and composer Christopher Lowry, who encouraged its creation, and was a constant resource for writing in the particular idiom of the wind ensemble. A sweeping piece, filled with contrasts and changes in tone and mood, it is an exploration of the emotional landscapes that this body of winds and brass can traverse through processional music, fast, contrapuntal textures, lyrical sections, militaristic music and a boiling combination of these elements in the work's dramatic conclusion.