Compositions > Spirit
Shortlisted for Music for Youth's New Music Stage 2015
Written for the Northamptonshire County Youth Concert Band
Clarinet in E♭
Clarinet in B♭ x3
Alto Saxophone x2
Trumpet in B♭ x3
Horn in F x4
Tenor trombone x2
It is war.
Silence showers the blood and bodies of both Chinese and Japanese men spread across the land.
A warrior is brought to the execution platform.
As he kneels for his final moments, he gazes out towards the horizon as his spirit reminisces on his life.
Memories of the battle relive themselves and his soul prepares to reincarnate as a dragon.
He is executed.
No longer a warrior of either side, his body is left for all to see.