©2018 Nick Mazuk.


As a composer, musical ideas pop into my head every day. Most of them are completely unrelated to any piece I am currently working on, and I manage to write some of them down for future reference. The theme to Morning Sunrise is one of those ideas. When I wrote it down, I had no idea that I was ever going to create a piece from it, so I just wrote it down for strings.


Several months later, however, I had decided that I wanted to write a piece to thank those who have made my high school music life great. I spent weeks developing 4 or 5 themes and even had half of a piece done at one point, but none of theme worked. I then remembered this one from and realized that it was the perfect theme.


The result of taking so long to complete this piece is that it is a very powerful piece where there are no extraneous notes, and no missing ones either. It is one where every detail matters.


Listen: https://youtu.be/hPluDxubER4

Duration: 4 Minutes

Morning Sunrise

  • Score

    Bassoon 1-2

    Clarinet in Bb 1-3
    Bass Clarinet

    Alto Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    Trumpet in Bb 1-3
    Horn in F 1-4
    Trombone 1-3

    Double Bass