#31: C#-D-Eb+F Gb+Ab+Bb-B
Movement one is in two parts: a choral
like slow introduction and an allegro.
The score is 15 pages long at it is estimated to be 5 minutes
Movement two is an Adagio
five score pages long.
Movement three is sort of
a scherzo starting in 3/4 time, but slowing down into 9/8
time as it develops.
Movement four starts like
a rondo, but develops into a section of repeated eighth
notes, then comes back to the rondo faster and finishes
loud with a faster repeated tones section.
This movement premiered June 2000 at the Music in The Mountains
festival in Grass Valley, California. With Richard Burdick
planning the solo Natural horn part. The other movements
still need a premiere.
Movement four of my concerto for natural horn with brass
quintet based on the I Ching hexagrams 49 (changing) & 31
(attraction) in the keys of E and C is basically in an
ABAB form with the B section a variation of the happy
melody of the A section. Each new section is slightly
fast then the previous in the ratio of 3:4.
About the dynamics: In looking through the
score as I prepare this page (July 2007), I see there may
be room for more dynamics. This is partially because this
piece was written for solo natural horn; a very hard piece.
The dynamics of the brass quintet in the natural horn version
need to be quite quiet. These are all dependent on the
soloist. I have added Forte's and above at the end of the