Listen along with the score here: Marina, by Dr. Daniel Thrower, for Brass Quintet - YouTube
Marina passed away on March 9, 2022 in an automobile accident. I took some time to compose this musical elegy as a gift for Brett, Marina's widower and my horn-playing friend in the Omaha Symphony, in his time of mourning. It was delivered the day before Easter. The two-minute composition is rich with harmonies and independently moving lines that complement the melody, first presented in the horn part. As Marina was also a fine horn player, the symbolic gesture of extensive melodic content in the horn fits the passion expressed in the overall short work. One fervent cry soars strongly heavenward in the horn before the final quiet motif ends the musical condolence. The sheet music for this piece is offered as a free download.
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