16th February (Before Sunrise)

“Early Dawn” is one of the latest briefs for my composition work with Richard. A journey on the early train to London this morning gave me a perfect opportunity to do some research.

The first signs of brightness in a dark sky….I’m hearing soft layers of music slowly building, with a bluesy ostinato bass beginning to emerge….open intervals from the brass section creating an expansive effect and announcing a scattering of small sparkling motifs on soprano saxophone.

As the sun begins to peek through the clouds I’m reminded of an Alice Oswold poem: “It begins, it begins, it begins. It never stops.”  I listen to a beautiful chord unfolding in my head.

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