Coastal Suite for solo tuba


Program Notes

Coastal Suite in three movements (November 2018) was inspired by the beauty, both man-made and natural, of Heceta Head, a coastal shore replete with mysterious caves, buttery frothing waves, and what appears to be giant glowing gem within the lighthouse. Each movement portrays the coast at a different time of day: sunbeams stretching out over the sea as the sun rises; tide pools teaming with tiny strange critters trying to escape the noonday heat; and how a strange, rotating crystal within a looming tower catches the moonlight at nightfall.

I. Dawn at Sea
II. Noonday Tidepools
III. Midnight at the Lighthouse