First-prize winner in the 2003 Penfield Commission Project
The decision to make a change in one’s life is not always an easy one. Often times an unexpected event, no matter how big or small, proves to be the necessary motivation to propel one forward. Catalyst’s opening theme begins small but soon descends to reveal a more robust, elemental nature. As the work develops the theme is transformed and combined with other melodic materials but in the end remains true to its original essence. No one knows what will serve as the catalyst for change but when it happens one must be ready to embrace it fully, having the faith and courage to be open to all that is possible.
The Liverpool High School Symphonic Bands, Liverpool, New York.