Prelude: Eternal Father Strong to Save
Instrumentation: Wind Ensemble

This was my first large ensemble composition, written as my major undergraduate composition project. It's a series of four variations on an old hymn-song. Each variation draws it's stylistic inspiration from the text. I remember putting a lot of effort into the different stylistic ideas, especially moving from a heavily dissonant variation into a Bach-like chorale-fugue. It was very self important and very clumsy. The fascinating thing is how different the ideas and aesthetics of this music are from what I do now.

Works Category: Large Ensemble