The most brilliant dawns cannot happen without clouds. A hope tested beats all the more fervently.
Year Composed: 2020–2021
Commissioned by: Darrell Brown, Carroll University; Donald Peterson, Brigham Young University; and Diane Soelberg, Brigham Young University-Idaho; along with Rickey Badua, Cal Poly Pomona; Nick Carlson, University of Illinois-Chicago; Geoff DeSpain, Eastern Arizona College; and Jeffrey Hadfield, Shadow Ridge High School.
- Winds: Piccolo Flutes 1, 2 Oboes 1, 2 English Horn Bassoons 1, 2; Clarinets in B-flat 1-3; Bass Clarinet; Alto Saxophones 1, 2; Tenor Saxophone; Baritone Saxophone
- Brass: Trumpets in B-flat 1-3; Horns in F 1-4; Trombone 1, 2; Bass Trombone; Euphonium; Tuba
- Strings: Double Bass
- Percussion (6 players): Timpani; I: Vibraphone, Snare Drum; II: Marimba, Chimes, Triangle, Clash Cymbals; III: Roto-toms (3), Snare Drum; IV: Suspended Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Tambourine, Rainstick; V: Glockenspiel, Bass Drum, Triangle, Mark Tree, Sleigh Bells, Vibraslap