Loud Sunsets

(2008, 9′)

For Concert Band
Commissioned by the Theta Beta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi


Concert Band


The sunsets in North Carolina are different from the ones that I grew up with in Boston. Even here in Durham, one of the largest cities in the state, tall buildings are few and far between. As I drive home everyday on highway 15-501, when afternoon slowly turns into dusk, the sun settles calmly against an expansive sky. The colors are bright, herds of clouds make their way across the horizon, and the city’s steady turn towards evening has always commanded this commuter’s attention.

Loud Sunsets was written in 2007 for the Boston University Concert Band, Chris Parks, director, commissioned by the Theta Beta Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi. I’d like to especially thank the brothers of Theta Beta for making this project possible.


April 26, 2008, Boston University Concert Band (Boston, MA)