B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet I-II
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion (5 players), including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Orchestra Chimes
- Snare Drum
- Suspended Cymbal
- Temple Blocks
- Tubular Bells
None discovered thus far.
Someone, I wish I could remember who, once told me that “every time you leave the house lies an opportunity to be inspired.” From that point on, I feel most invigorated by being out, anywhere really, wandering around and discovering something interesting and beautiful about whatever is around. Much of my music reflects an appreciation for the beauty and meaning held within the seemingly insignificant minutiae that compose the magic of everyday life and, in terms of musical inspiration, Wanderlust comes from this place.
In regard to the instrumentation, the wind ensemble remains one of the most profoundly influential aspects of my musical background. It is through my high school band that I found my way into composing, it is also through band that I developed my self-confidence and leadership skills as a teacher, and it is also how I have been able to travel the world and see places I might have only dreamed of. It was on a world tour with the University of Texas Wind Ensemble that I decided to write Wanderlust, imagining that it would be a love letter to the band genre, synthesizing the magic of wind ensemble, travel, discovery, and adventure through a colorful work that flows and morphs in a continuous gesture from start to finish. You are likely sitting where you are reading this program note for many of the same reasons why I love wind ensemble music, and it is my hope that Wanderlust illustrates my own expression of this excitement.
Commissioned by Jason Noble and the Scarsdale High School Wind Ensemble.
- Program Note by composer
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Arizona State University (Tempe) Wind Symphony (Armand V. Hall, II, conductor) - 26 October 2021
- University of Texas (Austin) Symphony Band (Ryan S. Kelly, conductor) – 4 April 2018
- Scarsdale (New York) High School Wind Ensemble (Jason Noble, conductor) - 19 February 2017 (in Melbourne, Australia) *Premiere Performance*
- University of Miami (Coral Gables) Frost Wind Ensemble (Robert Carnochan, conductor) – 6 February 2017 *Preview Performance*
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Wanderlust (2016)