After Fire

For Concert Band

(Current Work In Progress)


Often after a forest fire has torn through wooded land, a charred forest will grow back healthier and more enriched than ever. As plant materials are turned to ash, nutrients return to the soil instead of remaining captive in old vegetation.

Perhaps similarly as people, after hardships and tragedies that utterly tear us apart we may grow back healthier and wiser in the same fashion with deeper understandings of ourselves and of the world around us.

Thus this work in progress, tentatively named "After Fire", stands as a celebration of this concept.


Regardless of what kind of hurt someone might be working through, it's my hope that this could eventually help to shed a bit of positive reflection on sad times.

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