Jonathan D. Kroeger - Composer


Mountains at Night

Concert Band


Flute 1
Flute 2
Clarinet in B♭ 1
Clarinet in B♭ 2
Clarinet in B♭ 3
Bass Clarinet in B♭
Soprano Saxophone
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Horn in F 1
Horn in F 2
Trumpet in B♭ 1
Trumpet in B♭ 2
Trumpet in B♭ 3
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Bass Trombone
Percussion 1 – Bass Drum
Percussion 1 – Snare Drum, Wind Chimes
Percussion 3 – Glockenspiel
Percussion 4 – Vibraphone



Year Composed


Composer's Note

You are walking across an empty field. There are only scattered stars above you stretching in all directions. You walk slowly, being careful of your footing in the dark grass. As you progress, various thoughts flutter by invoking a sense of fear from the night around you. In the distance, a figure fades into your view: small and distant at first. As you get closer, it gets brighter; and you recognize a large mountain range jutting up from the flat plain. A silhouette appears around it, defining its shape. Slowly, the moon arises from beyond the barrier and illuminates the beauty around you. Your fear disappears in the bath of moonlight.