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Nature's Light

From Wind Repertory Project
Josh Trentadue

Josh Trentadue


General Info

Year: 2019
Duration: c. 10:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: M.O.T.I.F.
Cost: Score and Parts $80.00 (11x17)  |  Score Only - $50.00 (11x17); $30.00 (8.5x11)


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Double Bass (optional, but strongly preferred)
Harp (optional, but strongly preferred)
Piano
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Vibraphone
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Glockenspiel
  • Crotales
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Bass Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Change is always imminent in nature as time inevitably marches on. Whether it happens gradually, or suddenly without warning (for better or worse), this is something that is naturally understood. Change can sometimes be influenced to happen sooner or later, even though change in and of itself is something which can't be controlled when it eventually occurs.

Related to this, I have always had what I believe to be a deep connection to nature, something which is often not possible to express in words alone. I became aware of this growing up in the Michigan rural areas, and even more so when recently visiting places such as a few of the national parks in the United States. We can physically and spiritually see the duality present in nature all of the time, often when light and dark are in conflict with each other. We see it through violent times and peaceful ones; unrest and serenity; violent storms and calm, sunny days; and so on. These ideas of conflicting forces interest me, especially in how they can ultimately bring balance to nature in the end.

This piece was written as a testament to these ideas, a pure and instinctual gut reaction to the spirituality I believe music can contain, especially when it is on an emotional level. There is no specific program or narrative that came to mind; it instead explores the balance that I believe nature itself contains, including when change occurs over time. In the end, I yearned to write something that was much more simplistic than my previous works, but what I hope still represents the best of my own musical voice, and what I hope will be beautiful to listeners all the same.

- program note by the composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Media

Playback Recording


Performances

None discovered thus far.


Works for Winds by This Composer


References

M.O.T.I.F.