chamber orchestra: 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, strings (min. 6/6/4/4/2)
Washington and Lee University Orchestra; Dr. Chris Dobbins conducting; April 5, 2021
This composition is a study in texture and the blending/timbral qualities of the different families of instruments with each other. A chorale is introduced early in the piece that is traded off between the different families, giving it a unique feel each time. A Messiaen-esque and mysterious chorale features in the middle section of the composition, which then builds to a sentimental climax. In the final section, the chorale is stated again but mournfully fades in the abyss.
— Quinn Mason