for brass ensemble and percussion

More often than we would like, our hopes and expectations are not met. One’s reaction to disappointment is the true test. After a disappointing encounter, I decided to channel my feelings through music. This short work depicts my redemption at a truly frustrating moment in my life. The primary motif is an ascending three-note idea that permeates the work. This idea is eventually inverted before returning to its original form in the recapitulation. 


The title can be found in Mary Oliver's poem Sunrise.