Into The Light

Duration: 5:09

Difficulty: ★★★★☆

Released: 2018

Players: (4) soprano voice, flute, marimba, piano

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(written for 2018 Cortona Sessions for New Music)

About “Into The Light”

“INTO THE LIGHT” is a contemporary/art-pop quartet for voice, flute, piano, and marimba.

Thematically, “INTO THE LIGHT” is about the moments in pre-dawn. The first half of this piece focuses on maneuvering in the darkness before the dawn. The second half of the piece is inspired by light slowly trickling into a room through the window.

The marimba part for “INTO THE LIGHT” calls for the use of four-mallet playing and a 4.3 octave marimba. The percussionist serves many roles throughout the piece playing atmospheric style chorales, serving as the rhythmic motor, and creating minimalist textures with other instrumentalists.

“INTO THE LIGHT” is inspired by the music of Peter Gabriel, Philip Glass, and Kate Bush.

“INTO THE LIGHT” is great for students looking for a contemporary chamber piece that draws from the pop music idiom.

text is taken from “Before the Dawn” by Clark Hubbard

Before the dawn

Reach into the void

Dark house

Your walls lay creaking

And its dark outside

Slowly fades into view

And its dark outside

And it feels like floating

Reaching out into nothing

And its dark outside

Go out into the light