Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis is the process of change from one form to another. We typically think of it as the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly. But other things can change so that they end up completely different from their original form.

I originally had a very different concept for this piece, but as it developed, something completely new emerged. As much as I tried to force it into my original intent, it stubbornly went its own direction.

Musically, it is an exercise in transitions. Three sections flowing one after the other as the metamorphosis progresses, each stage building upon the previous.

I purposefully limited myself to trombones, trumpets, a sax, and rhythm throughout the entire piece, forcing me to be more creative with the horns.

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