Commissioned in 1998 by the Tehachapi Community Orchestra, its quiet opening evokes images of gentle breezes in early morning. The inspiring main theme is presented simply, grows in beauty as it develops, and culminates in strength and glory.
3 trumpets in Bb, horn in F, 2 trombones, solo bass trombone (opening cadenza provided), euphonium, and tuba. (Comes with optional flugelhorn part for ten-part playing.)
Percussion: Mark tree, piatti, suspended cymbal, snare drum, bass drum.