for wind ensemble
Textures is the first work I wrote for a large ensemble, and so my intention was to write a work that would be both colorful and also challenging for performers and audience alike. I have always been attracted to the many shadings that each instrument can give to a note, and so Textures is written in a way that tries to exploit these possibilities.
The piece begins with an allegro using first the brass, then woodwinds, and finally percussion and piano. This opening 6/8 allegro is followed by a slower and darker section in 4/2, which leads to a bright and energetic final allegro in 4/4. With the exception of the first section, which first introduces the different instruments, the textures in the orchestration are constantly changing and evolving.