Under the cover of darkness, life goes on. Sleep, work, passion, mischief, murder and mayhem.
Actually, the same things that go on during the day. Yet, wrapped in a blanket of mystery and shadows
there is a certain power, a secretive nature that blurs the lines
between what is and what isnít.
A trivial problem in the daytime becomes a tragic epic at night.
Love, seems more personal, almost magical. Work . . . endless.
Trouble has a cloak and Danger, lurking behind every shadow.
Beauty. The moon and the stars.
Casting their light, hope and a promise of what could be.
A new day will come. Eventually.
But first, we must all deal with the night.
These notes, as well as the music, were written under the cover of darkness.
While creating them both, I heard many "bumps" in the night.
I investigated most of them. All but three made it into the music. J.G
WHAT GOES IN THE NIGHT
Grade 3+ (4) Duration 5:30
Composed for the Quail Valley Middle School Honors Band, Missouri City, Texas
Greg Countryman, Director
Premiered at the 54th Annual Midwest Clinic, Chicago, Ill.
GRADE 1 & 2