Bass Trombone 1*
Bass Trombone 2*
4 Glass Crystals (Glass Goblets)
*Denotes use of the specifically pitched glass crystals in part throughout the piece.
Petrichor is an evocation of a journey through rain, for better or for worse. Davenport’s powerful brass writing is interspersed with tasteful tuned crystal to paint a remarkable image of the power of water.
The work, Petrichor takes the listeners on a journey through rain. Rain, an essential for all life on this planet is both beautiful and evil, allowing life to flourish and be taken away. As we embark in the piece it opens to the delicate depiction of tiny rain drops and light falling and reflecting through out the sky. As the piece picks up, the listener can almost see the still beauty of the ever darkening clouds overhead. As the storm picks up tossing and turning, the interweaving sections of poly-tonality give an ambiance of discomfort but an odd sense of warmth as the beauty of the storm ensues. Diminishing into a blustery wind as the storm gives a final turbulent push pulling away suddenly to reveal delicate beauty once more.