Clarinet in Bb 1
Clarinet in Bb 2
Clarinet in Bb 3
Trumpet in Bb 1
Trumpet in Bb 2
Trumpet in Bb 3
With moving melody and lush brass textures, Hartman balances the sorrow of goodbye with hope for the future in this work for band.
Each Day Anew was written while I was in the process of leaving one band position for another in a different school district. As excited as I was to begin teaching at the high school level, I knew that leaving my current position would not be easy. I formed great relationships with the students, parents, and colleagues in a very short time and truly considered them all to be a second family to me.
While my family was extremely excited for me, I was very torn about the whole thing. I became afraid of my own future. Was I going to be good enough for this new position? While feeling this whirlwind of emotions, I sat down at the piano and starting writing this piece. I wanted to tell a story about being fearful of change, and as reluctant as we all may be to change, that having faith in yourself and trusting your heart, great things will happen if you let them. We all experience this feeling at some point in our lives. I hope that you can hear your situation in this music and find peace with it.
"Never forget where you've been. Never lose sight of where you're going. And never take for granted the people who traveled the journey with you."