for Large Wind Ensemble. Duration: approx. 9″
Commissioned by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Wind Symphony, under the direction of Dr. John R. Stewart, Silent Night, Sea of Light represents the personal struggle and transition of the first time I moved away from home, comfort, family, and peace. In relocating to a large city from a very rural area, I found myself suffering from the dichotomy of the nights I was faced with: living in an area with unlimited opportunities but every square inch of space affected by artificial light at all times, or the peaceful evenings I was used to back home in a place of comfort where my personal goals and aspirations could never be fully realized. Through the struggle, I came to accept that while I will call other places in my life “home”, my heart will always remain in Northern Wisconsin, and if I still can see the same constellations on occasion, I won’t ever be too far away.
Flute 1, 2, 3, 4
Oboe 1, 2
English Horn Bassoon 1, 2 Clarinet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone 1, 2 Tenor Saxophone Baritone Saxophone Trumpets in Bb 1, 2, 3, 4 Horn in F 1, 2, 3, 4 Trombone 1, 2
Bass Trombone Euphonium
Tuba 1, 2
Timpani (32”, 29”, 26”, 23”)
Percussion I (Crotales (with arco)/Water Glasses)
Percussion II (Glockenspiel/Water Glasses)
Percussion III (Vibraphone (with arco)/Suspended Cymbal)
Percussion IV (Marimba)
Percussion V (Bass Drum/Triangle/ Cymbal/ Wind Chimes)
Chicago College of Performing Arts Wind Ensemble, Stephen Squires, conductor. April 22, 2015. Recording: WS Sound Productions.Buy score now - $30 Use contact page to request parts.