On Saturday, July 25th, 2020, Spectrum Brass premiered COSMOS by Anthony DiLorenzo. I commissioned this brand new piece for Spectrum Brass and the Bay View Music Festival to celebrate our upcoming 10th Anniversary season of the Spectrum Brass Seminar. COSMOS is an incredible new concert showpiece for brass quintet and we are thrilled to have been a part of its creation. Enjoy!!
Notes by the composer: Strap in and prepare to be thrust into the stars at the moment where it all began. Flourishes of vivacious passages hurtle us outward from an explosive start. The music depicts the creation of the universe as it expands immensely, forming space, time, matter, and energy.
The ominous passages that start the journey transition into a transcendental dance, as galaxies mold and splashes of hydrogen and helium merge to help form the rich psychedelic clouds and nebulas, filling the once dark void.
The work continues to propel the listener outward at breaking speed as life emerges and takes its place within the mass of luminescent energy known as…the COSMOS.