DREAM MOUNTAIN (2015)

for horn quintet

 

Dream Mountain depicts an expedition to the top of a mountain, albeit an imaginary

one due to the lack of this scenic landscape in the state I reside. Florida’s flat

countryside leaves a lot to be desired in terms of scenery, so I wanted to compose a

work that would temporarily rectify that.

 

The introduction of the composition reflects the breathtaking view of an enormous

mountain, and the sense of serenity that accompanies it. The three-note motive

outlined in the first and second horn serves as the primarily theme of the work. This

combination of notes is also found in inversion and depicted in several other moods as

the excursion takes several laborious episodes. After a steep and arduous expedition,

the summit of Dream Mountain is finally reached.

 

Commissioned and Premiered by the Summit Brass Horns.