The Machinery of Night
for Concert Band
I wrote this piece after being struck by the phrase "...the machinery of night" in the Allen Ginsburg poem "Howl." That phrase became the title, which I tried to reflect throughout with the use of metallic percussion and short motives in the piece's outer sections. The middle section is slower (yup, it's the concert band's favorite form, A-B-A'!!), reflecting more of the "night" and less of the "machinery."