Equinox, Aries, Taurus, Gemini
Solstice, Cancer, Leo, Virgo
Equinox, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius
Solstice, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces
A rousing orchestral showcase with moving brass chorales, prominent percussion, and featured solos for viola, cello, and violin. This four-movement work for full orchestra moves quickly through a wide range of idioms, covering musical styles from avant-garde to Hollywood film score. The composer’s Masters thesis, this work marks the first true use of his Kaleidoscopic Development technique of inter-relating musical cycles, patterned here after cycles inherent to the western zodiac signs themselves. Premiered in May, 2016 by the California State University, Sacramento Symphony Orchestra.
Performance time: 25 minutes.
Parts: 2+1, 2+1, 2+1, 2 - 4, 3, 2+1, 1, timp, 4perc, cel/pno, str (184.108.40.206.4)