Pacific Pastoral

I have always desired to compose a piece about the Pacific Northwest, so when I got an invitation to write this piece, I knew what it was going to be about from day one. The piece has five different themes, and may contain multiple motifs for one theme. The different themes include mountains, raindrops, viewpoints, adventure, and a daydreamy/reflective theme. “It’s dangerous business going out your door…there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” -Tolkien

Instrumentation: Southridge Wind Ensemble 

Date Performed: June 1, 2017