Animals of the Solstice; Calm of the Equinox creates a narrative of a lively and bombastic progression animals from the summer solstice to the calm and tranquil autumn equinox. Inspired by the animal constellations that appear in the sky during summer nights, like the lion and the crab, the piece begins with an aggressive and bold character. As themes develops, the music eventually calms these creatures, encompassing the balanced and steady characteristics of the autumnal equinox. This piece was written for the UMBC Community Symphony Orchestra.
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