About the Music:
Shifting Shadows consists of many contrasting sections with unexpected key and dynamic
changes. Every instrument section in the ensemble has an important role throughout the
piece. Performers will need to use different styles of articulation and will also have the
opportunity to demonstrate supreme musicality. The lyrical sections contain many layers and
contrapuntal lines, so it is important to know who has the main melody. This piece gives
many opportunities to work on light and heavy articulation, dynamics, key changes, and
confidence building in the lighter textures of the piece.