This piece is a removed look back on the recent events of my life, without judgement or a search for meaning; merely a walk through the memories as they are preserved in time.
This piece for Wind Ensemble takes the listener on a journey through the human mind as it searches for already acquired knowledge. The memory is there the whole time but the mind just cannot find the means to articulate it. After almost giving up hope, the memory, once lost, comes triumphantly flooding back in crystal clear recollection.
Revenge is a bitter-sweet plan of action. Still clouded by the hatred and anger associated with your betrayal you can only act out of pure passion. But in the end your betrayer received their just deserve.
Sit now and contemplate all of these past experiences for what they were and are. Ponder the past and plan the future because it cannot end here.
Once betrayed there is no turning back. The utter pain and anger that this unforeseen betrayal brings you will only fester and drive you into a chaotic mess of feelings and emotions.
Ulterior Motives is a dark yet exciting work that takes you on a journey through the underlying agenda that drives betrayal and inevitable revenge. While everything seems to be normal on the surface the mind is clouded with malicious intent which, at times, can taint even the most innocent of endeavors.
Winner of the 2007 Classical Marimba League’s Composition Competition in the Baroque Category, Duelling Marimbas is a fun and challenging work that hearkens back to Bach and the Baroque style for two 4.5 octave marimbas.
Duelling Marimbas is available for purchase through C. Alan Publications