The ﬁrst movement depicts the mountains in the north of Tucson, and has a majestic, almost magical quality. The second is a tongue-in-cheek rondo meant to represent the traﬃc and frustration I associate with driving to my favorite coﬀee shop (where I do most of my composing) east of my house in Tucson. The third movement looks to the west, and the incredible sunsets which turn the entire sky orange. This movement uses one main musical idea which is stated with diﬀerent harmonies accompanying it, representing the way the buildings seem to change and take on a new life in the glow of the sunset. And the ﬁnal movement, Nightlife, is an energetic closing which borrows from several genres and depicts Downtown Tucson, south of the U of A campus.