Sunshine and Shadow
"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30:5). This original piece represents the joys and sorrows that come into every life. Sprightly patterns of sixteenth and eighth notes, accompanied by rhythmic bass bells and optional tambourine, depict the joyous times, while a legato, meditative melody in minor mode (introduced by optional handchimes) is evocative of times of sadness. Joy returns in the recapitulation of the opening theme.