Music Composition, Teaching, Recording, Instrument Building
From the Morning (2017)
Photo: Joshua Feist, courtesy of Arts Midwest
From the Morning is named after a song by Nick Drake, though it's not musically related. The work is a kind of ode to the peaceful mornings in the mountains of North Carolina and the slow inspiration that flowed from them. At the same time, it is a secretly challenging work for the ensemble, which requires incredible endurance as the parts overlap and weave together without many breaks. It speaks to the power that a place holds, and the peaceful control it takes to create work therein.
This work was commissioned and premiered by Axiom Brass in celebration of their 10th Anniversary (2016).
Axiom recorded the work beautifully for their 2020 CD release "First Impressions," available here:
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