Nature's Forge (2015)

Small Chamber Ensemble

00:06:00

 

Program Notes

Sound, as a natural element, is like any raw material. Depending on its fundamental qualities, it can be warped, morphed, and shaped into most imaginable forms. This why the idea of a forge and the comparison of natural sounds to raw metal sparks my imagination. I love to think that the forge where these tools and weapons of music are being created, is in fact nature itself.

This piece was originally a theory assignment to design a melody that began off the tonic. This chamber version premiered on Saturday, January 24th, 2015 at Campus Chapel in Ann Arbor, MI.

00:00 / 05:51

 

Full Instrumentation

Woodwind Trio

- Oboe

- Clarinet in Bb

- Bassoon

Brass Trio

- Horn in F

- Trumpet in Bb

- Tenor Trombone

Keyboards

- Piano

- Harp