Asylum Lake for Orchestra (Grade 4)

Instrumentation: Symphony Orchestra

(2, 2, 2+bass, 2 – 4, 2, 2+bass, 1, timp, 2 perc, str)

Duration: 5’45”

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Program Notes:

A short orchestra piece representing Asylum Lake, a nature preserve in Kalamazoo, MI. This slow and ominous work contains a dramatic shape that’s reinforced through orchestrational and dynamic diversity. The main melody transforms throughout the piece to create a variety of different textural, motivic, and harmonic components. All of this material works together to resemble the color and power of Asylum Lake.