CANVASES- Concerto for Euphonium and Wind Band (Score and Parts)
When trying to figure out the concept behind this concerto, I was going back and forth with many ideas and concepts that were in my head. I had all these colors to choose from when creating melodies and harmonies with a wind ensemble setting. It was like an artist painting; that's where the inspiration came from. With each movement there are senses of smearing of different colors to create new shades or new hues.
The first movement is a bold opening statement that is filled with bravado and moments. The second movement smears colors and creates new hues of harmony that are both intriguing and beautiful. Finally the third movement takes the energy of the other movements and transforms into a painting of fury and excitement.