Instrumentation: wind ensemble brass section
Year of Completion: 2009
This fanfare was written in May 2009 during the final mission to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and is dedicated to the men and women of shuttle mission STS--125. The live feed from the NASA channel drew me in every day, where I watched the mission unfold 347 miles above the Earth and worked on the piece. Written in an A-B-A form, the fanfare alternates an angular motive with smoother melodic lines passed from section to section. An energetic (and loud!) ending closes the work.