flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and marimba
duration: 8 minutes 30 seconds
Night in Cleveland's Gardens
I. Random Road
Random Road is the first movement of a suite that captures the composer's nostalgia for his old home. The inspiration comes from the rapid-patter effect created by cars driving along the bumpy-brick street named Random Road, which musically translates to a rhythmic motor that drives the music. Though the busting texture is an important component to the piece, the intent is to capture four joyous years the composer spent in Cleveland and regret he feels for not appreciating them until after they passed.
Commissioned by the Boulder Altitude Directive
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