The Northern Wind for Chamber Orchestra

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, piano, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass

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Performance History: Helix! New Music Ensemble, Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall, New Brunswick NJ, November 19, 2017. Sarah Shin, flute; Wyatt Beekman, oboe; Jay Dubin, clarinet; Zach Feingold, bassoon; Stephanie Fritz, horn; Colton Duvall, trumpet; Susan Miller, trombone; Kevin Gunia, piano; Namboon Kim and Yinbin Qian, violins; Yecheskel Francis, viola; Youbin Jun, cello; Evan Runyon, bass; Colin R. Williams and Brant Roberts, percussion, Lawrence Markiewicz, conductor.

Duration: 7 minutes

Program Note: The Northern Wind is not necessarily meant to convey notions of frigid landscapes of the north, although hints of those landscapes may be present throughout. It is a portrayal of the story-telling qualities of nature; of tales that are carried by the air and the sea. If one listens closely, perhaps one can hear whispers of civilizations long gone or of new worlds yet to come.