The Hunt (2022) Tone Poem 

for Cello and Orchestra

The Hunt is a Tone Poem I wrote for my good friend Tyler Michael James, the cellist in this recording of this piece. The Orchestra is Orchestra FLEX of the Longy School of Music of Bard College. The Hunt is about a wolf (the cello) who chases a deer (the mid/high woodwinds) through different parts of the forest, getting closer and closer until it almost gets its jaws on it, when the deer is saved by a boar (trumpet). They fight until the boar wins, and the wolf, injured, slinks away, and peace returns to the forest.