Blue Light

Duration – 8′

Written – 2018

for Mixed Wind Quintet (Flute, Bb Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Horn in F, and Bass Trombone)


Blue Light was written for my close friends Georgia Sands, Brina Crown, Jacob Kingsley, Anna Lowes-Cannizarro, and Zac Hakes. The piece title is inspired by Paul Laurence Dunbar’s, “A Starry Night” (1913).

A cloud fell down from the heavens, And broke on the mountain’s brow; It scattered the dusky fragments all over the vale below. The moon and stars were anxious to know what its fate might be; So they rushed to the azure op’ning, And all peered down to see.