Where There Are Dragons
Four-Part Flex Wind Ensemble
I have always been fascinated by dragons. The lore regarding dragons is one of the oldest in almost every culture on earth. I set out to write a piece that honors this lore and captures the majesty and sometimes forboding nature of dragons.
The piece begins with wind sounds and clicks that are meant to represent the beating of wings and tapping of nails as if a group of impatient dragons are preparing for flight. The music gains momentum as the dragons lift into flight and fly overhead. The piece ends in a cyclical manner, with the dragons landing and the beating of wings and clicks of nails continue before final rush overhead of the dragons flying off into the sunset.