AUTUMN - concert band

  • Concert Band Grade 3.5
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Premiere performance by the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble, directed by Edwin Powell, November 2018
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Autumn was originally composed for SATB choir, and was later transcribed for wind band by the composer. The choral version features original text inspired by seasonal scenic imagery. The setting for wind band stays true to the pacing and character of the original, with added instrumental texture and colour.


The sun hides
low in the sky
igniting the forest
with rays of light.
The air lies motionless
until a gentle wind whispers,
disrupting this peace.
With this wind
dances a colourful melancholy,
painting the seasons
with brushstrokes of time.
Memories swirl
in this cool breeze,
though warmth lingers
in the arms of trees
holding on
until the last single leaf falls.