completed May 2017, premiered August 17, 2017, in Boca Raton, Florida by New Directions Chamber Winds.
peruse the score here.
for 2 Flutes, Oboe, English Horn, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 3 Bassoons, and 4 Horns.
Cassini Fantasie follows images of NASA's satellite, Cassini, on its final orbit around Saturn. It premiered the month before the spacecraft was set to plunge into the planet's atmosphere and crush itself on impact.
Motifs throughout this piece are inspired by images of Saturn's rings, and a truly breathtaking photo of Earth that Cassini captured from in between some rings and Saturn itself.