Brass Sunrise is representative of the transformation from the cool somberness of a frozen twilight to the explosive warmth of a kaleidoscopic sunrise. When the piece opens, only the solitary tuba plays; dark, low notes enveloping the listener. But then, the sky changes, a hint of purple amongst the blue as the trombone joins the tuba, followed by pale orange from the horn. As each voice builds, the sky lightens, deep pinks and oranges flowing into the atmosphere. A ray of light pierces the icy air in one clear, high note, followed by another and another, cascading through the melody. The sunrise refracts, slowly burning away the mist, until finally, the sun bursts over the horizon, dazzlingly reflected across a thousand dewdrops in the grass, searing the sky into the pale blue of day.