I created this version of Dusk for the Pure Winds Quintet to premiere at the Midwest Clinic, 2021. While the 5-voice adaptable version could work, I made specific orchestration choices for woodwind quintet, and recommend all woodwind quintets use this version.
The program note from the original band version:
This simple, chorale-like work captures the reflective calm of dusk, paradoxically illuminated by the fiery hues of sunset. I’m always struck by the dual nature of this experience, as if witnessing an event of epic proportions silently occurring in slow motion. Dusk is intended as a short, passionate evocation of this moment of dramatic stillness.
Video masterclass covering interpretive aspects of the piece, led by Steven Davis with the UMKC Wind Symphony.
SOLO PIANO version
17 December 2021: Pure Winds Quintet, Midwest Clinic, Chicago, IL
Clarinet in Bb
Horn in F