picc / 2 fl / 2 ob / bsn | eb clar / 3 clar / b clar | SATB sax | 4 hn / 4tp / 2tbn / b tbn | 2 euph / 2 tba | Timp + 6 perc | hrp | pno
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State of Alarm was first commissioned by my great friend and gifted tuba player Andrew Ordonez, originally for Tuba quartet. As the piece developed, we both concluded that the work would suit the sounds and performative range of the wind band, which led to the final creation of this work. The piece was composed during the periods of isolation due to the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, as I watched the seemingly-distant world outside of my home begin to undergo numerous changes. This piece is an illustration of the tumultuous mix of emotions I, along with friends and colleagues, experienced as a reaction.