Midnight by the Harbor, for unaccompanied tuba (2019)
Written for Daniel Eldred.
Performed by Daniel Eldred at Towson University on September 2nd, 2020.
During my first year of study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, I would spend many nights walking down to the Inner Harbor, where I would sit and spend much time reflecting. I would look over the calm, dark water that reflected the moonlight and the city lights, and feel the breeze blowing in from the Chesapeake Bay. This harbor gave me some peace and solace during a rather tumultuous year in my life, as well as a place where I could acknowledge and address emotions that were churning just beneath the surface.