for Wind Ensemble
The origins of this piece come from a moment in my life where I had the most doubt in myself. I was severely depressed and couldn't really handle the stress that was in my life. However there was a person who helped me out that darkness; this person would later become my sunshine... Sunshine is my ode to the sun and and the many colors it can show throughout the world. The beginning displays the brightest of the sun at its infancy filled with hope and promise. The 3/4 section is filled with more happiness and vibrant energy. Soon the tone shifts to a more passionate and intense color; the music begins to move in a forward direction until we reach a moment of bliss and peace. The colors shift to a lighter tone and a more relaxed approach. Finally, the ensemble brings out all the motifs to give the piece its colorful conclusion. This is Sunshine.