Flood of Waters, op. 34

for brass quintet, organ, timpani, and percussion

Commissioned by, and dedicated to, the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, Rodney Holmes, artistic director.

The work consists of a single movement, programmatic in nature, portraying the biblical tale of the Great Flood (Gen: 6-7) The following subheadings depict the story: Rain upon the earth – Upon the face of the waters – He sent forth a dove – The waters were abated – Upon the face of the ground – Covenant

Composed January 2018

It’s admittedly a bit of a strange piece, but none the worse for it, and it’s certainly loud.