"Beginning the Quest" uses the large range of a quartet of French horns to provide the proudly heroic sound befitting an epic journey. Different sections of the piece highlight the various challenges that a
"Destined for Adventure" brings to mind concepts that demand some level of gravitas and bombast, and the full-bodied sound of a (non-traditional) string quintet provides this. Shifting tonal centers allude
"In the Gloaming" evokes the dying limbo of fading inevitably from one state of existence into another, both day fading into night and life fading into death. Lasting approximately three and a half
"Unexpected Amusements Facilitating Hijinks of Chaotic Invention" is a short three-movement work for Bb clarinet, oboe, and bassoon. "Unexpected Amusements" introduces the quirky trio with its major
"When the Composer Is Silent" describes what happens when creators are unable or unwilling to create. A short piece requiring a large range, "When the Composer Is Silent" has a very 20th-century character
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