Tempest - A Fanfare for Wind Ensemble (2016)
2+2.2.3+1.2 - 2ASx.TSx.BSx - 220.127.116.11+1 - Timp. + 5Perc - Hp. - Cb.
Percussion Equipment: Chimes, Vibraphone, 2 Marimbas, Snare Drum, Tam-Tam, Crash Cymbals, Triangle
A-Natural Concert Band - Gill, MA
Steve Damon, Conductor
Jacksonville State University Chamber Winds
Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford, Conductor
University of Florida Wind Symphony
Dr. David A. Waybright, Conductor
Kansas State University Wind Ensemble
Dr. Frank Tracz, Conductor
Gordon College Wind Ensmeble
Dr. David Rox, Conductor
“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky,
Arrives the snow, and, driving o'er the fields,
Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air
Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven,
And veils the farm-house at the garden's end.
Come see the north wind's masonry.
Out of an unseen quarry evermore
Furnished with tile, the fierce artificer
Curves his white bastions with projected roof
Round every windward stake, or tree, or door.
See yonder leafless trees against the sky,
How they diffuse themselves into the air,
And, ever subdividing, separate
Limbs into branches, branches into twigs.
As if they loved the element, and hasted
To dissipate their being into it.”
– Ralph Waldo-Emerson
dedicated with gratitude to Malcolm Peyton