A New Day Dawning


Grade 2
Performance Time: 3'50"
Publisher: Eighth Note Publications / Alfred (2017)


A New Day Dawning is an original concert overture designed to assist younger players in the development of expressive playing. In addition, the bass line is based on diatonic and chromatic scales.
The work opens boldly, giving way to a melody in the trumpet which describes the light of dawn. A following middle section describes the morning mist breaking up over the peaks of mountains. This work were jointly commissioned by the Tatebayashi Girl's High School Band, Tatebayashi Second Junior High School Band and Kita Junior High School Band, all located in the Gunma prefecture of Japan as their daily warm-up piece. However I believe this piece is an excellent choice for contest or festival performances.