NIGHT LIGHT


 

  • Wind Ensemble B400 / Grade 4
  • Duration: 11 minutes
  • Premiere performance by the Kwantlen University Wind Symphony, directed by Dr. Wayne Jeffrey, December 2011
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Night Light began as a few simple themes that represented my childhood experience of fearing the dark and feeling comforted by the soft glow of night lights. These ideas evolved over time into a musical story that depicts the experience of being awake in the night while the surrounding world is at rest -- an experience full of moments of tension and softness, pain and joy, and darkness and light. As an insomniac and anxiety-ridden optimist, I feel that Night Light is a musical autobiography of sorts, and the piece will always be incredibly meaningful to me.