The sketches for Disarming The Tempest began on September 8, 2012. Its intent and message are consistent with a relatively new personal inspiration to illuminate the plight of returning combat veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). This personal calling is a by-product of my original research and time spent writing and producing my large-scale work, Stand: A Symphony for Jazz Orchestra.
The piece is in AB form. The A section and its development represent a window into the tempest within the returning combat veteran dealing with PTSD, while the contrasting B section speaks to every warrior’s goal of Disarming The Tempest brought on by combat, and regaining inner peace.
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