It’s Full of Stars was written in the spring of 2014 at the request of Jason Smith, to whom the piece is dedicated. The work, written for an 8-part tuba-euphonium ensemble, is in a repetitive-construct minimal style that incorporates a number of rhythmic motives that interweave and overlap to form an ever-changing texture. This morphing texture is at times dense and aggressive and at other times quite thin and apprehensive before it evolves into a new section. The title refers to the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey. This piece is meant to represent and evoke a ‘sensory-overload’ and a feeling of awe. It’s Full of Stars was premiered at the 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Bloomington, Indiana, by the Ohio University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble.
Solo Parts Included: Euphonium 1-4, Tuba 1-4