The piece was inspired by the following text by Rainer Maria Rilke: "Understand, I'll slip quietly away from the noisy crowd when I see the pale stars rising, blooming, over the oaks. I'll pursue solitary pathways through the pale twilit meadows with only this one dream: You come too."
This concert march is based off of a 12-tone row given to me by my colleague and friend, Patrick Dietz. This 12-tone pattern is a theme throughout the piece. This is a quirky & entertaining march that is truly full of shenanigans and tomfoolery!
Duration: 3 min
Commissioned by the Lowell Smith Middle School Band. (Matthew Hiller, director)
World premiere May 22, 2017.
Sueños de Circo (Circus Dreams) is the product of my work with Matthew Hiller and the amazing kids in the Smith Middle School band program. I left the piece "untitled" and let the students give it a name that embodied the character of the piece. This Latin-flared, dance-infused music with a spicy kick will definitely have you dreaming of the circus!