Coffee Shop, for horn octet (2017)
Premiered by the University of Delaware Horn Ensemble on April 27, 2017. Conducted by Dr. John David Smith. Recorded by Alex Jiheng Bi and John Palmer.
This piece is an homage to Little Goat Coffee Roasting, my favorite place to get coffee when I lived in Newark, Delaware. The delicious, aromatic flavors and scents of the coffee they produce, combined with the goat-themed aesthetic and the relaxed atmosphere, make it a great place to hang out as well. (I was not paid by Little Goat to write this piece - I have given them all of my money in coffee sales instead.)