i n t o a i r , i n t o t h i n a i r
Duration: approximately 15'00"
1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon, 4 Bb Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Alto Saxes., 1 Tenor Sax., 1 Baritone Sax., 4 Trumpets, 4 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Euphonium, 2 Tubas, 1 Piano, 1 String Bass, 5 Percussion, Electronics (Live or Recorded Playback)
I. a hole in the world
II. clouds of melancholia
III. of unspeakable love
"Our revels now are ended. These our actors,
As I foretold you, were all spirits and
Are melted into air, into thin air...
We are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep."
– William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
This work was commissioned by a consortium organized by Timothy Shade and includes:
Wichita State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Timothy Shade, conductor)
Arizona State University Wind Ensemble (Jason Caslor, conductor)
Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble (Timothy Oliver, conductor)
Case Western Reserve University Symphonic Winds (Ryan Scherber, conductor)