By Steve Hodges
2 (Medium Easy)
This exciting new piece from Steve Hodges begins with a chorale-type introduction that leads to a dynamic opening statement by the low brass. The main theme is legato to contrast with the busy percussion section. A secondary theme, introduced by the woodwinds, is followed by the return of the introduction with development. The second theme is then repeated by the woodwinds in a light, jazzy style. This leads to a powerful conclusion where the percussion section drives the full ensemble to a rousing finish.