I just finished a new composition called Brass Quartet 2 with Snare, it’s located on the Winds page. The instrumentation is trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, and snare drum.
Becky listened to my first draft and commented on the darkness. So I set about to brighten it up. I think in the end she was happy with it. The music has its serious parts, but there is also some light-hearted sections with some fun in it.
Although the process of creating new music can sometimes be a slow, wrenching process, at other times it can go quickly and in directions I had not foreseen. Sometimes I don’t know where the music comes from, but it is usually surprising and rewarding in the end.