Fog Of The Earth
for concert band
Duration: c. 4'
Premiered December 17, 2016
Druid Hills Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, GA
Commissioned by the Atlanta Freedom Band
Nicole Fallin, conductor
Note: Fog Of The Earth was originally composed in 2013 for string orchestra. (You can find it here.) The band arrangement was completed in 2016.
Perusal score (viewable, not printable)
Program note by the composer-
Fog of the Earth is jointly inspired by the poetry of Thoreau and by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. I vividly remember stepping my feet into the cold waters of a mountain river, and becoming filled with the beauty of the thick air surrounding me. All the while, the words of Thoreau floated around the banks, perfectly encapsulating the brisk river meeting the cool air. The words and the river blended together in delicate harmony. I aimed to recreate this through my music.
Fog, by Henry David Thoreau