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In a Twinkling (2021)


May 2021
Emery High School Wind Ensemble, Castle Dale, UT
Rick Nobbe conductor

Program Note:

In a Twinkling is a short work that explores the process of revealing what is hidden. It is a happy, celebratory piece that reflects that there is good in the midst of every situation no matter how di@cult it may appear. Sometimes it is hidden, as the tune Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is largely hidden throughout the piece. But in the end it makes itself known. During the pandemic I was struck by how much positivity I saw when I looked for it and my thoughts went to how situations can turn around. When we look for the good, it turns out to have been right in front of us the whole time. (November 2021)