Karen Lakey Buckwalter’s masterful original composition is infused with
lush, chromatic chords throughout. A yearning and haunting melody passes on to moving eighth note triplet arpeggios which propel the piece forward. The original melody then returns in a more complex and fleshed-out form, before more triplets once more push the piece ahead. A final section marked “With Fire!” drives the piece to its final, resounding conclusion. This piece is a true tour de force suitable for any ensemble looking for a musical challenge. 86 measures.