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Across a Golden Sky

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Quinn Mason

Quinn Mason

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General Info

Year: 2019
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Masonian Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Across a Golden Sky is composer Quinn Mason’s second rhapsody. This work explores the hidden wonders of the magical period of daytime known as the “golden hour,” a phenomenon shortly before sunset where the sun is redder than the sky itself. Mason crafts gentle melodic fragments with undulating harmonic motion to create a pastoral work that, at its peak, emanates a brilliant and majestic landscape of vibrant color and pure beauty. Shimmers of sunlight are ever present with freely-flowing, aleatoric passages in the winds and bright, metallic percussive colors. As the sun slowly but surely disappears into the horizon, so too does Across a Golden Sky find a wondrous resolve in this mystical soundscape.

- Program Notes by Josh Trentadue

Commercial Discography

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  • Seattle (Wash.) Pacific University Wind Ensemble (Danny Helseth, conductor) – 15 November 2019
  • Texas Woman's University (Denton) University Band (Melinda Najera, conductor) – 14 November 2019 *Premiere Performance*

Works for Winds by this Composer