The early part of the piece uses several mallet instruments and piano to add depth to the sound of the ensemble. The middle section of the piece Ã¬hovers" over a series of chords, as if trying to peer into a looking glass, or mirror, from different vantage points. The piece goes through several key areas before a feeling of arrival is reached. It is not until the closing section of the work that quiet serenity comes, represented by interwoven lines in the woodwinds.
This performance is by the Augustana Symphonic Band, Dr. James Lambrecht, Director