Lois V Vierk
for brass quintet
This is a short and lighthearted work. Composed for the Chestnut Brass Company, it's a demonstration of the varied instrumental colors of the brass quintet. The image that inspired my sounds was a sunbow that I'd seen on a hike in the Sierras, with rainbow-like colors that appeared when sunlight shone through the spray of a small waterfall.
Sunbow was commisssioned by the Chestnut Brass Company with support from the Pew Charitable Trust.
This recording is by the Chestnut Brass Company, live in concert July 7, 1997.