Oaken Sky

Written for the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra

Year
2011
Duration
7 minutes and 30 seconds

Oaken Sky was written for the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra in the summer of 2011. The title is simply an image. One clear night, I stood under an oak tree and looked up at the sky. It was very beautiful, and I especially noticed how the light of the stars was blurred by the branches of the oak. That image inspired this work, and I try to convey that landscape in a variety of orchestral textures. Oaken Sky is dedicated to my sister, Bethany.

Subsequent performances with the Yale Philharmonia, Palm Beach Atlantic Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony, Kansas City Philharmonia, and Harrisburg Youth Symphony

Category
Orchestral Works
Instrumentation
2-2-2-2, 2-2-2-0, timp+2, hp, pno/cel, strings
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