In the words of the composer, Dr. Daniel N. Thrower: "I commonly describe my compositions as comprising a personal musical journal. This piece most definitely fits that description! Most of my works are quite tonal in nature, built on tertian harmonies and traditional musical properties. This musical treatise on being a dad of little children symbolically (and to my professional acquaintances, surprisingly) broke that mold. Motivically and thematically, however, the piece is exciting to hear and fun to play. It tells a striking story which, to anyone who has had little children and has a vivid imagination, will be riveting and relatable. There is a variety of emotions presented throughout, from strident passages of chaos and cacophony (though still musically organized), to screams, to sweet and tender lines akin to the utopia of holding a sleeping child, and many other feelings that parenting may elicit.
"Work began on this composition in 2003 as my wife was expecting our fourth son, and was completed and recorded in that fall shortly before he was born. At the time of completion, my oldest boy was all of three years old. It doesn’t take much of an imagination to envision the extreme difficulties (and joys) during those early child-bearing years! The music says it all!"
Gilded Music Press specializes in brass music and pedagogical materials composed and crafted by Dr. Daniel Thrower. His expertise and experience in the music world are now available in printed or PDF format for the music world's benefit.
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Dr. Daniel N. Thrower
"Gilded Music Press" was created specifically to make Dr. Daniel Thrower's high-quality music available. Dr. Thrower has been composing music and writing educational supplements for decades. He describes his music as a "personal musical journal". From his work with military ensembles to faculty and students of all ages, his music and teaching materials are created to edify audiences, professional colleagues, students, and himself. Through "Gilded Music Press" the global music community benefits from his excellent research, experience, and creative output. Many have enjoyed and benefited from his work throughout the world, and you will too once you discover his phenomenal products!