A shining light in darkness deep (2020)

A quartet for piano, glockenspiel (+bass drum), vibraphone, and marimba

slowlylike the push and pull of the tides
shimmeringlike light reflecting through shallow water
smoothlike small ripples of waves over a bottomless sea
deeplike the vastness of the ocean floor
singing, like a wisp of wind over the surface of the sea
soothinglike the consistency of crashing waves

This work finds inspiration in the words of Tom Marshall:

A song I heard the ocean sing
A shining light in darkness deep
I prayed a prayer into the tide
And both they soothed me in my sleep

Tom Marshall

Composed for the UCF New Music Ensemble.

Duration is approximately 4:00.