The Oracles (2011)
"In ancient Greece, the people relied frequently on prophecies from the Oracles. Several oracles were especially prominent, such as the oracle of Delphi. My own fascination with the Oracles dates to my youth, when learning about them in my early years of schooling. Recent films depicting ancient Greek times reinspired my desire to give an artistic rendering of the nature of these ancient prophetesses. I have recently been reading treatises on instrumentation and orchestration by Berlioz and Rimsky-Korsakov (just casual summer reading) and that has inspired a new desire to compose new orchestral works. The Oracles will be my first only-orchestral composition, and I am excited to begin work on it."