Toward Light


Instrumentation:
2.2.2.2/4.2.2.1/Timp/1-perc/Hp./Strings
Duration:               6 minutes
Year:                        2012

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Program Notes:

    Toward Light (2012) is a dashing and forward driving tone poem for large orchestra. The piece is in a loose knit three part form, with a two fast sections and a slower and mellower middle. was originally conceived to be large scale “Theme and Variations” for orchestra, but changed its direction once I realized that it would work better as a free form tone poem.  As a result, I kept some of the remnants from a previous sketch to work it into the composition that you are about to hear.­­­­

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Performance History:

–  September 22nd, 2016.  Niagara Symphony Orchestra, Partridge Hall, St. Catherines, ON.  Bradley Thachuk conducting.
–  March 21st, 2013. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Jean Coulthard Reading Sessions, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver BC. Gordon Gerrard conducting.

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