James Naigus

Harvest Light

Harvest Light is a piece for solo horn and horn choir and was composed for the 2017 Florida Horn Festival and premiered by soloist Bernhard Scully and the University of Florida horn choir under the direction of Dr. Paul Basler.

The title comes from the subtle, yet beautiful shift in the evening sky during the autumn season. There is a certain warm glow that is cast upon the land, signaling a time of cooler weather and changing colors. The warm and rich sonorities of horn choir plus solo horn, in my mind, is the perfect vessel to musically embody this fall landscape.

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