A Winter Flurry

Grade 5–3 minutes

Composed for the United States Army Europe Band, Tompkins Barracks, Heidelberg, Germany.  Premiered during the December holiday concert series of 2004 with the composer conducting.

A Winter Flurry is a dazzling three-minute concert opener defined by rapid ascending scalar passages offset by single beats.  The opening gives way to a lyrical oboe solo based on the opening trumpet figure.  Both themes are combined in the climax of the work.  Finally, there’s one brief moment of repose before a final flurry closes out the piece.

As of now, I’ve written three pieces inspired by the seasons.  They are not necessarily intended to be performed together or as a suite, but if you think they’d work together in that fashion, knock yourself out.  The other pieces in the series are A Summer Breeze and An Autumn Sunset.

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