First Light [Wind Ens] – Sets
David Maslanka

First Light

for Wind Ensemble
8 min.   •   
   •   Grade 4
Product Type: Sets

First Light has two characters. They are marked in the musical score as “unforgettable wounds – darkness,” and “perseverance – first light.” It has been my long personal experience that no real change, no transformation, occurs without crisis. We don’t move if we don’t have to. This is as true on the societal and environmental levels as it is on the personal. We are facing huge crises in our society and in our world, with every aspect of human darkness rising to the surface. It is my faith that we, with imagination, work, and perseverance, are at the edge of a profound transformation – a movement into light.

…embodies the spirit and history of the Air Force. .. I think anyone personally can relate to [First Light]. It is the idea of going through a struggle and coming into the light.

Shanti Simon

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