Based on the early 1600’s hymn, this setting is for Flute, Harp, Choir, and Strings.
The night sky, personified, wakes at night, and moves about searching for dreams to collect. He watches a warrior dreaming of the battle to come. Followed by, a shepherd dreaming of his sheep dancing by moonlight. Finally watches in on a maiden dreaming of her betrothed away at war.
Inspired by the photo taken on December 24, 1968 during the Apollo 8 lunar mission, Earthrise is a work in progress.
My first attempt at orchestration, Summerfall was inspired by the brilliant comet Neowise widely viewable during July 2020, Summerfall showcases the arrival, lingering, and departure of Neowise from our night sky.