for Wind Nonet (2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn in F, and Baritone Saxophone)
This is a piece originally seen as an anti-serenade. I wanted to write about the idea of a relationship going bad. However I took that idea and decided to go a different route. Instead of this being a piece for the love of someone or the breakup of someone...this is the growth of a person from heartache. The first movement is written from the perspective of someone out of a relationship, hence the rather somber beginning; however the movement shifts into a change of mood for the person- a more hopeful mood. Second movement is a quirky encounter between two people- they are both shy and don’t know what the future holds for them. The third movement is a scene for a first date for the couple. The final movement begins with the clarinet and is rather slow however as the movement progresses, it gets faster and louder until the end. This movement represents the pacing of the couple so that they finally admit their love for one another.