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Cirrus was written to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta.
While writing, I was learning to sail and learning to better understand the weather. Often the blue sky would be streaked with cirrus; high cloud made of tiny ice particles, dancing to a secret wind. Before long, troops of cumulus would march beneath the cirrus, followed by towers of cumulonimbus and umbrellas.
In writing this piece, I have sought to express the fragility, beauty, and inexorable movement of the clouds, particularly Cirrus.
Requires advanced 1st trumpet player
11 Nov 2012: Performed by Wellington Youth Sinfonietta, conducted by Michael Vinten, at St Andrews on the Terrace, in Wellington.