Cait Nishimura Music · BLOOM - Cait Nishimura (midi audio)
  • Concert Band Grade 1.5
  • Duration: 2 minutes
  • Commissioned by the TMS Modern Music Ensemble, directed by Rachel MacDonald, spring 2018 - new edition published in 2024
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Bloom is a musical exploration of the concept that the most courageous of flowers is the one which blooms in the snow -- against all odds, and despite adversity. At the work's core is one of the most common chord progressions found in pop music (I - V - vi - IV), with melodic fragments that represent themes such as unity, growth, and perseverance.

This work was commissioned by the Toronto Montessori School Modern Music Ensemble, directed by Rachel MacDonald.